Road Infrastructure Law




One of the fundamental pillars of the development of the country, which benefits all Guatemalans, is its infrastructure and particularly its road infrastructure, which allows taking advantage of the productive and competitive potential of Guatemala, among other reasons because it facilitates bringing the population of the entire region closer together. country, reduce poverty, generate sources of employment, promote rural development, attract more domestic and foreign investment and make the country more competitive.

According to the 2018-2032 Road Development Plan, Guatemala has a road gap that demands to go from 17,440.23 kilometers to 37,951.89 kilometers, making it necessary to invest in 21,165.29 new kilometers and the reclassification of 7,691.67 kilometers of the existing road network. To cover this gap in a period of 20 years (5 consecutive governments), it would imply increasing the construction capacity to 1,500 kilometers of road network per year, in contrast to the average between 1995 and 2018 that is around 216 kilometers built per year.

A modern road network in line with the economic and social development needs of the entire country implies investing in the improvement of existing logistics corridors (primary road network), expanding local connectivity (secondary road network) and boosting the local economy through of rural roads (tertiary road network). As part of the economic reactivation strategy, it is planned to promote in the following months the mobilization of US $ 1,500 million in road projects, generating an estimated 200,000 new direct and indirect jobs.



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