New Institution for Road Works Proposed

In Guatemala a bill has been presented to create an autonomous entity, made up of government and private investors, which would be responsible for planning and contracting out infrastructure works.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The legislative project that emerged at the National Entrepreneurs Meeting (Enade) 2017, includes the creation of a Superintendency of Road Infrastructure (Sivial), which would be an autonomous entity with the function of planning, tendering and contracting out infrastructure works. reports that "...According to the deputies of the Economy Committee of the Congress, with the creation of the Sivial they will not be removing powers from the Ministry of Communication, because it is a new model to build from 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers in an efficient way."

Carlos Colom, consultant at Enade 2017, explained that if the bill was approved " ...There would be Intendencies within this new institutionality, which will be in charge of supervision and remuneration for the developers of the projects. The Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (Civ), will maintain authority in matters of infrastructure, but with functions more attached to the design of public policies."

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