Central America Infrastructure News

Central America Infrastructure News

Nicaragua piggybank
27 Dec 2014
The Central American canal projects continue to generate questions over funding — where it will come from in the case of the proposed Nicaraguan plan, and where it is going in the Panama Canal upgrade.
22 Dec 2014
Protests marred yesterday’s ground-breaking ceremony in Managua for the $50 billion Nicaraguan canal as opposition to the bold Chinese-driven interoceanic project mounted in the Central American nation.
Ometepe Island volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua.
28 Jul 2014
When the Nicaraguan government earlier this month approved plans by a Hong Kong-based company to build a canal linking the Pacific with the Caribbean and thus the Atlantic, observers in the maritime industry were largely left scratching their heads.
08 Jul 2014
A Nicaraguan government committee today approved the route of a proposed $40 billion canal project that will bisect the country and rival the Panama Canal waterway linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean.
Worker on Panama Canal expansion. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority.
02 Jan 2014
The Panama Canal Authority has a contingency plan to fall back on if it cannot resolve its dispute on cost overruns with the engineering consortium that is building its new locks.
13 Jun 2013
The Nicaragua National Assembly has ratified the government’s commercial agreement with HKND Group to develop the Nicaragua Canal and Development Project.
10 Jun 2013
HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. is working with the Nicaraguan government on an interocean canal project that could rival the Panama Canal, The Washington Post reports.
16 Nov 2012
Nicaragua was recently approved for a $39.2 million loan by the Inter-American Development Bank to improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system.
16 Nov 2012
The International Air Transport Association urged stakeholders in the Latin American and Caribbean region to work together for safer and more efficient air transportation...
Work Needed Before Ports in Latin America Will See Gains
10 Oct 2012
The Panama Canal expansion project will create huge opportunities for countries throughout Latin America, but ports in countries from Argentina to Venezuela have a lot of work to do if they’re to take full advantage of the trade growth that will develop when the enlarged canal opens in 2015.