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Honduras Needs US $22 Million to Repair Its Bad Roads

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With a record 80% of Honduran roads in poor condition or destroyed by winter rains, officials say a minimum of $430 million Lempra is needed to make emergency repairs.

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$430 million to meet urgent disrepair roads in Honduras

The Department of Public Works, Transportation and Housing (Soptravi) today urged Finance injection of 430 million lempiras for emergency care on the roads in Honduras.

And is that 80 percent of the roads in Honduras are in poor condition, according to Minister Miguel Angel Gamez, who gave a press conference Monday.”The road system in Honduras is in calamity,” the official acknowledged, while the total amount reported at least 238 million will be invested in the rehabilitation of roads, 140 million work of patching and more than 23 million in advances companies responsible for the projects.

Soptravi start in July has seen the administrative process of bidding for nine projects in the paved road network, including road south from the border to El Amatillo Guasaule and El Espino.

Both the repair of the road leading south of Honduras, as it connects with the department of Olancho, east, shall be implemented through public-private partnership, said Gamez.Once the projects have been tendered, it is estimated that construction will begin in August.

Damage caused by rain
The minister said that only for the attention of the damage caused by rains that hit more than a week Honduras are necessary “almost 101 million lempiras, by three bridges damaged us, the gap Aguán, which is a constant threat for residents of the municipality of Santa Rosa del Aguan, Water Mary Chapagua and failure we’ve had in San Miguel Bridge.

“A refusal of the Ministry of Finance at the request would require, at the discretion of Gamez, to “stop the country, because if there is a bridge crossing a road and obstructs the passage, we will stop, the economy is paralyzed” .

Gamez said the funding request has been sent to Finance, which will proceed to examine the possibilities of response.Also, he said, had been referred to the National Congress of Honduras project of public-private booths for the installation of weight management for approval.

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