Taiwan guarantees Guatemala it will provide support infrastructure and security

Taiwan has committed to cooperation programs in infrastructure and security in Guatemala during the visit of Alvaro Colom to the island.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In his report, Colom said that the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, confirmed to him that the works on the segund phase of the widening and rehablitaiton of the 80 kilometer highway from the Guatemalan capital to El Rancho, which is being financed by the Taiwanese Government, will begin.
He also said that the head of public works in Taiwan will arrive in the country in the next few days to carry out a study for the widening and rehabilitaion of said road to Puerto Barrios, Izabal, some 290 kilometers to the north of the capital.

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