What Public Infrastructure Projects Will Be Built in Central America


Source: Centralamerica Data

Road works in Guatemala and Panama, and the expansion of a potable water system in Costa Rica are some of the public projects planned for the coming months in the region.

The interactive platform "Construction in Central America" compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData provides an up to date list of public and private construction projects for which EIA's were submitted to the respective institutions of each country in October 2017.


Details of some projects:


The Ministry of Public Works in Panama submitted an EIA to renovate 10 kilometers of the Chivo-Chivo highway and build a deviation of the Mocambo-Patacón stretch, which is located in the province of Panama. The project is called "Renovation of the Chivo-Chivo highway (Transismic-Mocambo Bridge) and study, design and construction of the detour of the Mocambo-Patacón stretch" and according to the document approximately $18 million will be invested.


The General Directorate of Roads in Guatemala submitted an EIA for the improvement of a road section in the department of Totonicapán, which includes the renovation of 3 bridges and the construction of one more. According to the study, a total of $6 million will be invested.


The Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers submitted an EIA to expand a potable water system located in Abrojo Norte, Paso Canoas, province of Puntarenas. The works consist of the refurbishment of the catchment, water treatment plant, drive line, construction of a tank with a capacity of 1,500 m3 and their respective interconnections. According to the document, the amount to be invested is around $5 million.