Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 26th.- The President of the Republic, Manuel Zelaya Rosales; the Ambassador of the United States, Charles Ford; the Manager for Honduras at the Central American Bank of Economic Integration, José Avila; and the General Director of the Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras, Martín Ochoa, presided the inauguration of works for the improvement and enlargement of sections of Highway CA-5 North comprising the segments End of Comayagua Valley – Siguatepeque –Taulabé.
Construction works include the enhancement and enlargement of the highway to three and four lanes sections, in an effort to facilitate the mobilization of thousands of persons that use the road every day, and in the direct benefit of more than 3.5 million owners/drivers that circulate the highway annually.
The segment to be improved is 50.20 long and the amount to be invested in a 24-month-period will be over 39 million dollars.
The section comprising the End of Comayagua Valley – Taulabé makes part of the Inter-oceanic Corridor aimed at facilitating competitiveness and economic growth in Honduras, at promoting a wider commercial relationship with the rest of Central American countries, and at strengthening the country´s economic infrastructure.
Governmental representatives at the main table also included: Enrique Flores Lanza, Minister of the Presidency; Rosario Bonanno, Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Housing; John Wingle, MCC Director for Honduras; and, Guillermo Martínez, Mayor of Siguatepeque.
In the event were also present other mayors and congressional representatives of the areas benefiting from the enhancement of Highway CA-5, as well as local members of the civil society of Siguatepeque and Tegucigalpa.