Initiative advances for the construction of 6 earth dams in Honduras


The launching of the international bidding process will take place in September and encourages the participation of national and international companies.

Tegucigalpa, August 18, 2021.-The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will be launching the international public bidding process for the "Feasibility Studies and Final Designs of six prioritized land dams in Honduras" in order to build climate change resilient infrastructure that guarantees the availability and sustainable management of water.

These studies are expected to ensure quality in the selection of the design and technical management through international standards for the construction of the following dams: Quebrada La Relumbrosa - La Ceiba, Atlántida; Río Jalán - Juticalpa, Olancho; Río Choluteca, Hernando López (Río Hondo) - Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán; Río Leotuna - Maraita, Francisco Morazán: Río Guangololo - La Paz, La Paz: Río Texiguat - Texiguat, El Paraíso.

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, said: "It is very gratifying for us to learn about the progress of this initiative; the bidding process is as important as the work itself, and we invite companies to learn about the project and participate in it.  For CABEI, implementing these projects represents a contribution to and strengthening of Honduras' resilience to natural phenomena, but more importantly, it will contribute to improving the quality of life of the families in the beneficiary areas”.

The launching of the international bidding process will take place in September and the active participation of national and international companies interested in being part of this initiative for the benefit of Hondurans is expected.

In addition, the National Program for the Establishment of Earth Dams in Honduras is financed with a Contingent Recovery Technical Cooperation granted by CABEI to the Government of Honduras for up to US$5.8 million.

The initiative is in line with CABEI's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, specifically in its Human Development and Social Inclusion and Environmental and Social Sustainability pillars, which aim to contribute to the quality of life of Central American families and the preservation of the environment.