Friday, April 10, 2009

Paving of Polochic Road to Begin

Paving is finally set to get underway on the 185 km road from San Juan, Tactic, down the Polochic Valley, to El Estor, and then to Sumaché, Río Dulce. The project planning and arrangement of financing has been underway for seven years.

This road runs from Tactic, through Tamahú, San Miguel Tucurú, Santa Catalina La Tinta, Panzós y Senahú, El Estor, Izabal, to Sumaché.

Thousands of residents in those towns and many other small villages along the way will benefit.

The project will begin on May 20th and will be executed in five phases:

  • Phase 1: From the crossroads at San Julián, Tactic to the Chascó bridge at Santa Catalina La Tinta.
  • Phase 2: From the Chasco bridge to Panzós.
  • Phase 3: From Panzós to El Estor.
  • Phase 4: El Estor to Sumaché, Río Dulce
  • Phase 5: From the crossroads at Telemán, Panzós, to Senahú.

The project's cost is more than U.S. $150 million and is being financed by the Japanese government.

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