Japan recommends US$8.5bn investment in El Salvador infrastructure by 2035

9th December 2022

A regional study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) suggested that El Salvador spend up to US$8.5bn in mobility by 2035. Of this, US$3bn would go towards the country’s road system. This would include the expansion of the Pan-American highway and Coastal highway. The rest would be spent on ports, airports and other infrastructure. “Other” could include the proposed ferry system with Costa Rica that has failed to be passed by previous governments. The first draft of the final report has been delivered to the respective Central American administrations. The study cost US$4.5mn and was paid for by the Japanese government. JICA hoped its master plan would be passed by each country in 2023.

Photo by Erik van Dijk

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