Railway Projects in Guatemala

A public-private partnership to build and operate an urban passenger train and a railway terminal was announced for 2014.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The announcement was made by the director of the National Alliance for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (ANADIE), Julio Héctor Estrada, who added that in the long-term they are looking at extending the route from Tecún to Puerto Quetzal.

The director, Julio Héctor Estrada explained this in an interview with Rosa M. Bolaños for the newspaper Prensalibre.com.

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