$ 120 Million for Infrastructure in Guatemala

The Japanese loan will be used to improve the country's road infrastructure.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The cooperation agreement will be signed by President Alvaro Colom during his visit to Japan, the loan is for 25 years with a seven year grace period.

According to reports by Century XXI, "The visit of the Guatemalan president is focused on strengthening the economic, political and cooperation policies with Japan, one of the three major donors of the Central American country."

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Government of Costa Rica Takes Out Loans It Doesn't Use

October 2013

Interest and fees are paid for $781 million in outstanding loans, of which only $41 million have been used, 5% of the total.

The country pays interest and fees for a total of nine loans that have hardly been used. "Up until August, the Government paid a total of $3.8 million in commitment fees and interest on loans that were first implemented in the last four years ...", reported Nacion.com.

IDB Announces $ 2.000 Million for CA and Dominican Republic

March 2011

The President of the IDB announced funding to meet priorities in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

"This year we will maintain our response and commitment to the region," said Alberto Moreno. “The $ 2.000 million” he added, “will be used to address infrastructure priorities, particularly roads, energy, social safety nets, with an emphasis on strengthening health services, education, housing, natural disasters and climate change, finance and public safety.

Panama to Receive $ 1.000 Million from IDB

March 2011

The IDB will make available $ 1.000 million over the next four years to develop infrastructure and energy projects.

Among projects to be developed is the improvement of the bay area in Panama City, programs to strengthen the energy sector, investments in sanitation and drinking water and programs which strengthen fiscal management.

$850 million credit for infrastructure in Costa Rica

August 2008

IDB approved the loan for the repair of highways, bike paths, the airport in the southern zone of the country, and even for the Metropolitan Electric Train.

The Legislative Assembly will decide if the country accepts the loan or not.
President Oscar Arias called on lawmakers to vote in favor of the credit.

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