The "Recovery Road Plan, Safe Highways" aims to recover 1,360 km. of highways and 4,300 km. of rural roads.
A press release from the Presidency of Guatemala states:
In order for the country's roads to be usable and safe President, Otto Perez Molina, accompanied by the vice president, Roxana Baldeti and minister of communications infrastructure and housing, Alejandro Sinibaldi, have launched the " Recovery Road Plan, Safe Highways ".
With an investment of Q800 million ($102.4 million) the project aims to recover 1,360 kilometers of roads and 4,300 kilometers of rural roads which are unpaved, and is expected to be completed before the start of the winter.
Source: Presidencia de la República de Guatemala
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