CABEI meets with local elected government in Roatán, Honduras to identify support in the region

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Tegucigalpa, January 16, 2022.- In order to learn first-hand about the initiatives of the plan that will be promoted by the new mayor of Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras, and to identify joint opportunities to develop, this Sunday a mission of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) led by Executive President Dante Mossi, met with Mayor-elect Ronnie Richard McNab Thompson and his team.

"We are pleased with this first approach with the new municipal government in Roatán, with whom we were able to exchange ideas and initiatives that we as CABEI can support them in developing for the benefit of island families," said Mossi.

CABEI has previously developed a diagnosis of the municipality's needs and identified as a priority projects in the solid waste management, water, and sanitation sectors.  The possibility of creating a ferry route between Roatán and Belize, which, like Honduras, is a CABEI member, is also being considered.

Dr. Mossi took advantage of the meeting to provide details on the Bank's active portfolio in the public and private sector in Honduras, which amounts to US$1,900.0 million; with disbursements in the last two years exceeding US$1,000.0 million for the development of vehicular infrastructure, education, combating the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment of 5.5 million Hondurans, the new National Identity Card (DNI); among others for the benefit of the Honduran population.

Likewise, operations have been carried out in response to natural disasters, which amounted to US$225.8 million, including a donation of US$500,000 to attend to the emergency caused by the fire in Guanaja, Bay Islands of Honduras.

CABEI reiterated its commitment to continue working hand in hand with local governments to continue providing financial and technical support for the country's development.