New road in Honduras to boost trade and tourism
A final section of Honduras' Western Corridor project was inaugurated in Copán on November 22, 2020. The 119-kilometre stretch of road connects the Mayan ruins of Copán in Honduras with Guatemala and El Salvador.
This important infrastructure project will directly benefit 500,000 inhabitants of the Maya-Chortí region. It helps promote the growth of exports and sustainable development of the tourism sector, generating more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The Western Corridor has been financed by the European Investment Bank, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, the Latin America Investment Facility of the European Union (EU-LAIF), the Special Fund for Economic Transformation and national funds.