Road Infrastructure Works in Nicaragua

With an investment of $45 million the government will carry out maintenance and construction works on 86 kilometers of roads in the north of the country.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Among the works planned is improvements to the section from San Sebastian de Yali to Condega and the stretch La Laguna-La Laguna, which joins Jinotega,San Rafael del Norte and San Sebastian de Yali.

The Finance Minister Ivan Acosta, said the works will benefit 92 communities and directly impact on trade in the north.

"Acosta says they hope to have a direct impact on trade in the north and Nicaragua's exports, taking into account the high level of coffee production is in the area", noted an article in

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