The millennium Challenge Account – Honduras Generating economic growth in Honduras southern region.



Orocuina, Choluteca.- Representatives of the Millennium Challenge Account – Honduras and authorities at central and local level, presided the Opening Event of the Choluteca - Orocuina Road, a Project that benefit thousands of people in the Southern region of the country.

Some 160.6 million Lempiras were invested in the paving of the road, sum that added to the other interventions made by the Millennium Challenge Account in the region – through the improving of more than 100 kilometers of rural road benefitting 10 municipalities in the departments of El Paraíso, Choluteca and Valle and, the support given through technical agricultural assistance – amounts to more than 283.4 million Lempiras invested in the Southern region.

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It used to be a dirt road.

The current road that connects the Municipalities of Choluteca and Orocuina.

From left to right, Samuel Chavarría, Martín Ochoa, besides the representative from SOPTRAVI, after the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the opening of the road.

The paving of the Choluteca – Orocuina road, benefits thousands of families in the Department of Choluteca.

Don Baltazar Reyes besides Rina Oyuela president of the Asociación de Amigos e Hijos de Orocuina, ASHOR, whom support the development of their municipality.

In improving communications means, the Millennium Challenge Account – Honduras as part of its goal of connecting markets to generate economic growth, supported the municipalities of Apacilagua, Morolica, Marcovia, Concepción de María, Santa Ana de Yusguare and El Triunfo in de Departments of Choluteca; Langue, and Nacaome, Alianza in the Department of Valle; and Soledad in the Department of El Paraíso.

The Millennium Challenge Account – Honduras has created better opportunities for agriculture in the region, directly benefitting 500 men and women farmers, making their farms more productive and competitive.

The host to the event was the Mayor of the Municipality of Orocuina, Samuel Chavarría. Also present were mayors from other municipalities in the area, governors and representatives of the Civil Society and the Project technicians.

The Millennium Challenge Account – Honduras, whose goal is to reduce poverty through economic growth in the country, is the first Compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States of America around the world to complete its implementation during the time frame set forth in the Compact and in compliance with the established goals, strengthening agriculture and transport in the country.

 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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