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Studies of the development of the railroad network in El Salvador

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) launched the bidding process to begin the studies to determine the feasibility of developing the railroad network for cargo and passengers in El Salvador included in the Pacific Train Project.

The Pacific Train project is key to positioning El Salvador as an international logistics hub and will lay the foundation for a rail network connecting Central America and Mexico.

The Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA) announced that it will be analyzing the demand for freight and passenger rail service within the country. This will be done through Technical Cooperation in bidding to issue recommendations on the use of technologies. Likewise, optimal alternatives will be proposed to have an efficient railroad network and adequate systems to connect identified segments within the country.

Among the actions, the respective economic-financial, legal, and regulatory analyses that will allow the structuring of a Public-Private Partnership will also be conducted, and management and socio-environmental assessment plans will be developed to reduce road congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which will undoubtedly contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change in the country.

Estimated investment cost: USD 450,000.00.

Deadline for receipt of bids: May 2021.

Oscar Torres Cañas
García & Bodán
El Salvador