Today, Romeo Herrera, the Minister of Public Works of El Salvador, unveiled the ambitious Regional Master Plan for Mobility and Logistics, a comprehensive initiative that encompasses six key areas of focus and outlines around 400 projects to be implemented across the Central American region.
The plan, designed to unfold over the next 13 years, until 2035, aims to enhance the infrastructure of the entire Central American region, focusing on improving roads, railway connections, air travel, and maritime transport.
Minister Herrera provided detailed insights into the plan, highlighting that a total investment of $52 billion will be required from the participating nations. This financial commitment is expected to be proportional to the financial capabilities of each country and the prior investments already made in infrastructure development.
Among the outlined goals are 398 projects spanning various sectors, and these ventures are expected to be realized with contributions from the Central American countries. Some projects are already underway, showcasing the region’s commitment to the plan’s successful execution. Examples include the ongoing construction of the viaduct in the Los Chorros tourist center, the Integration roundabout works, the Pacific Ferry, and the Pacific airport and railway, currently in the design stages.
In the case of El Salvador, an estimated investment of $10 billion is slated until 2035. This substantial commitment is anticipated to streamline the movement of goods and passengers, fostering efficient connectivity with the other nations in the region.
The Regional Master Plan for Mobility and Logistics signals a collaborative effort by Central American countries to usher in a new era of connectivity and economic growth. As these projects unfold, the region anticipates reaping the benefits of enhanced transportation networks, positioning Central America as a dynamic and interconnected hub on the global stage. The plan not only promises to transform infrastructure but also holds the potential to boost trade, tourism, and economic development across the entire Central American region.