Nicaragua: Coffee Farmers Demand Better Roads

In order to have better results, northern producers point to the urgent need for investment in rural roads.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Evenor Madriz, President of the Association of Coffee Growers of Estelí, told reporters that they urgently need more roads and infrastructure: "we need to think about more paved roads and longer-term roads projects and electrification".

Current crop production is estimated of 240 million pounds, 70 thousand more than the last harvest.

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Bad Roads Hinder Trade

February 2012

The poor state of rural roads in Guatemala are harming producers, traders and passengers, meanwhile authorities are failing to address the problem.

“Last winter there were numerous landslides and erosions on routes used to transport goods and passengers in rural Guatemala. The affected routes are mainly in Granados, Cubulco, Rabinal, San Miguel and Purulhá Chicaj, " informed

$ 422 Million from CABEI for Projects in Nicaragua

March 2011

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration plans to provide loans this year to develop energy projects, infrastructure and social programs.

Energy projects include hydroelectrics Tumarín, El Barro, La Sirena-los Calpules and Hidropantasma.

Funding will also support rural electrification and transformation of thermal power generation to renewable sources.

Guatemala to Invest $37 Million in Rural Infrastructure

August 2010

The highway project will interconnect several regions of the country with the capital and aims to make them more competitive.

The $37 million construction will enable rural Guatemala to better compete by providing roads capable of serving demand created and will benefit 6.6 million people.

El Salvador to Lay 500 KM of Power Lines in 2010

January 2010

In 2010, AES El Salvador will build 500 KM of electric power lines together with Fomilenio.

The joint program intends to deliver electricity to isolated populations in the north of the country.

"Fomilenio administers and executes a fund of more than $400 million approved by the United States to El Salvador through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)", reported

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