Infrastructure Opportunities in the Central America Region Detailed Event Information For Infrastructure Opportunities in the Central America Region
Infrastructure Opportunities in the Central America Region -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Health Care Services, Renewable Energy Eq., Railroad Eq., Telecommunications Services, Water Resources Eq./Services
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Location/Date: San Jose, Costa Rica 07/19/2018 - 07/19/2018
Event Summary:
The Central American region is experiencing growth in development and expansion of many and varied sectors from manufacturing to services and tourism. This growth requires better roads, airports, ports, hotels, housing, energy and public transportation. The Central American region is close geographically and culturally to U.S. businesses; therefore, U.S. products and companies are recognized as high-quality and efficient.

The following markets and their infrastructure projects & needs are promising for U.S. companies:

Costa Rica:

• Current Airport expansion ($100 million in the next 2 years)

• New San Jose Metropolitan Airport Project ($100 million in the next 2 years) - estimated completion 2027

• Infrastructure and equipment for trains ($50 million in the next 2 years)

o Total Project is estimated in $1.3 B

o Renovation of current passenger equipment (self-propelled diesel)

o New Passenger Electric Train (bridges, elevated structures and equipment electrical)

o Freight Train (rehabilitation of railways, bridges and equipment)

• Construction reactivated with new housing and hotel construction.

Guatemala:

• Infrastructure Public Works ($900 million)

• 50 projects of investment with OPIC ($100 million)

• Residential Projects ($68 million)

• Tender for new hydro electrical studies

Honduras

• Energy and Infrastructure Public Works ($570 million)

• Social Housing ($35 million)

• Commercial and residential construction is up 13%

El Salvador

• Health Infrastructure Public Works ($600 million)

• Residential and commercial construction ($225 million)

• Telecommunications Infrastructure ($100 million)

Nicaragua

• Sanitation and Health Infrastructure Works ($205 million)

• New hospitals Works ($133 million)

• Electrification works and Bridges ($53 million)

• Housing and commercial construction estimated to grow 10 % this year


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