In Fourth Meeting
MECO-CI presents Progress Obtain
Tegucigalpa.- In order to implement the dialogue and information exchange processes, the Inter-Oceanic Corridor Donors Group (MECO-CI for its Spanish acronym), held a recent meeting with the attendance of all international cooperation agencies involved in the construction and rehabilitation of Highway CA-5, such as the World Bank, IDB and MCA-Honduras.
The meeting was presided by Mr. Rosario Bonanno, Honduras Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Housing, who presented the advances achieved in the process for the right of way acquisition in segments to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. Minister Bonanno expressed that as a result of the process, 408 cases were located, 252 indemnification records were opened for compensation for improvements, and 334 for the land. Of this latter, 182 were solved administratively and 152 by expropriation.
IDB´s Country Representative expressed that in recognition to SOPTRAVI´s support in the process, the Bank had lessen the need to comply with some requirements of the right of way acquisition process originally set forth, and has given the No Objection to start the construction and supervision of corresponding segments, once the legalization procedures have been completed for 100% of the cases that have been solved administratively, and for 60% of the ones solved in court.
SOPTRAVI´s authorities announced that in a few days the study financed by the World Bank regarding the revision of specifications for the paving works will be completed. The study was co-executed by national contractors and the draft will be submitted to MCA-Honduras in order to share the modifications made to the specifications and share this information with the Transportation outside Manager (TPM), so that they can be applied in reviewing Highway-CA5 Studies and Designs and in the paving of secondary roads.
Minister Bonanno presiding MECO-CI meeting.
MCA-Honduras staff working in coordination with MECO-CI members.