In its pursuit of becoming the leader in road connectivity in Central America, El Salvador has been undertaking major infrastructure projects across the country. The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, emphasized that significant strides have been made in this endeavor, including the ongoing megaproject of Los Chorros.
“When we assumed office, we found a dire need for an insufficient, precarious, obsolete, and deteriorated road network… And while we know there is still much work to be done, we are working around the clock to achieve our goal of having the best connectivity in Central America,” President Bukele stated.
Simultaneously, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) is executing various projects, such as the construction of overpasses in Sacacoyo, La Libertad, which has already reached a completion rate of over 60%. Another multilevel interchange is being built at the Integración roundabout in San Salvador, featuring the longest bridge in the country, connecting Apopa with the capital.
A third overpass will be constructed at the José María Escrivá roundabout, also known as Unicaes, in Santa Ana. Among the completed projects are Surf City and the Utila, Comalapa, and Opico overpasses. Additionally, the first phase of the San Miguel bypass has been finalized.
El Salvador’s commitment to improving its road infrastructure is evident in these ongoing projects. The government’s efforts to enhance connectivity will not only benefit the Salvadoran population but also contribute to the region’s overall development and economic growth.
Investing in road connectivity is crucial for the country’s progress, as it facilitates efficient transportation, stimulates trade, attracts investment, and enhances accessibility to vital services and opportunities for its citizens.
Furthermore, these infrastructure projects create job opportunities and drive economic activity in the construction sector. The government’s continuous dedication to improving the country’s road network underscores its commitment to delivering tangible results for its people.
El Salvador’s determination to achieve the best road connectivity in Central America sets a remarkable example for other nations in the region. With ongoing projects and future plans, El Salvador is positioning itself as a hub for transportation and a gateway to prosperity.
As President Bukele rightly pointed out, there is still much work ahead. However, with the relentless efforts of the government and the support of its citizens, El Salvador is well on its way to realizing its vision of having the finest road connectivity in Central America.