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Roads in Guatemala

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Roads in Guatemala

There is already a 4-lane highway from Guatemala City to the Pacific coast that makes fishing in Guatemala convenient to access for international visitors.

Until now, it has been the only such road in the country, and has greatly facilited the development and ease of access for fishing for sailfish in Guatemala on the West coast.


Now a new project is about to begin that may offer the same benfits on the East coast. The government just announced that construction of  the mega-highway project Franja Transversal del Norte, FTN will begin in Guatemala in late October.
In his radio program on Wednesday: Despacho Presidencial, Colom once more defended that project due to the benefit it brings to more than half a million residents in the adjoining regions – and potentially opening up the Caribbean side of the country to visiting anglers as well.

Project-FTN, a dream of decades ago will soon come true in late October, Guatemala leader said.

Franja Transversal del Norte is a mega-highway project that will cross Guatemala from the Atlantic Ocean, which is at the east of this country, across four departments (provinces) to the border with Mexico in the west.

 The road will have an approximate length of 226 miles and is expected to be finished by Dec. 2011.