'Charter City' Project Revived in Honduras

Under the name of Special Development Regions (Regiones Especiales de Desarrollo or RED in Spanish) the National Congress of Honduras is debating a new version of the law that creates these special cities.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The bill, which sets out reforms to articles 294, 303 and 329 of the Constitution, was introduced by government minister Rodolfo Irias Navas.

"Congressman Irías said his intention is to create the same regions that had already been approved but which the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled illegal.

In that regard, he said that this reform contains the recommendations and amendments allowing the decree be constitutional", published Laprensa.hn.

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Green Light in Honduras for "Charter Cities"

January 2013

Honduran constitutional amendments passed by Congress have revived the "zones subject to special law regimes".

By a large majority (110 votes to 128), the Honduran Congress approved the modification of three articles of the country’s constitution, giving powers to Congress to create areas subject to special arrangements, referred to as "Model Cities" that were declared unconstitutional last October for being considered "states within a state."

Revival of Chinese Economic Zone Project in Costa Rica

September 2013

The agreement between both nations to develop a Special Economic Zone will be completed in less than a year.

The project which the two countries plan to implement in the Central American nation will materialize in less than a year, benefiting sectors such as high-tech and manufacturing.

Costa Rica: Chinese Economic Zone Suffers Delays

November 2015

It has been announced that the location of the planned special economic zone, which will be financed and built by China, will be decided in the third quarter of 2016.

The eight cantons in the area of ​​the central Pacific which according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade have the necessary conditions to host a special economic zone are Garabito, Aguirre, Esparza, Orotina, Puntarenas, Montes de Oro, Parrita and San Mateo.

Honduras: Model Cities Projects Presented

September 2014

A logistics park, a port and a center for agricultural research and development in the Gulf of Fonseca would be the basis of the first ​​Employment and Economic Development Zone (ZEDE by its initials in Spanish).

From a statement from President of Honduras:

September 23, 2014.

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