Honduras strengthens road and productive integration with CABEI support
Dr. Dante Mossi, the Executive President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has carried out a site visit to observe the progress of a number of road construction projects currently underway.
The works include the A5 north highway section 2; the Villa de San Antonio-Goascorán highway; and the Tegucigalpa to Jícaro Galán Highway. These projects are set to boost development of the local economy and that of the Central American region.
The CA 5 north highway section 2a works involve upgrading the carriageway to four-lanes for a 4.80 kilometre section of the CA5 north highway from the beginning of the Comayagua Valley to Villa de San Antonio.
A tour of the Villa de San Antonio-Goascorán works were made where a four-lane highway of 95.87 kilometres is under construction. The works begin in the Comayagua Valley (intersection CA5 highway) and end at the intersection with the CA1 Inter-American highway and approximately one kilometre from Amatillo in the border between Honduras and El Salvador.
Also visited was the Tegucigalpa to Jícaro Galán Highway section, comprising CA-5 South with a length of 87.52 km. This is the primary highway and the main route between the capital Tegucigalpa and Southern Honduras. The road also serves as a link to the Pan-American Highway, which connects El Salvador and Nicaragua and forms part of the Corridor: Ramales and Complementary Connections of the International Network of Mesoamerican Highways (RICAM).
CABEI Executive President said that CABEI’s work continues to be productive, promoting growth and investments in public works that will benefit local communities, as well as the region, and the work will promote modernisation of the network resulting in a direct impact on vehicles travelling from Central America to Puerto Cortes.
Dr. Mossi, said: “The idea is to convert the area into a logistics centre that mobilizes goods and products from all of Central America to Puerto Cortes.” The region has significant development and growth potential,which will lead to increased employment, tourism, and trade.
The Director for Honduras, Catherine Chang and the Director for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Mr. Wei-Sheng Chiu accompanied Dr. Mossi.