MANAGUA, July 11 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The World Economic Forum has reported that Nicaragua”s highways are among the best on the continent and the second best in Central America.
According to the study, Nicaragua’s road infrastructure is in seventh place in the Americas, surpassed in quality by the United States, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico.
The Nicaraguan roads were scored with 4.3, while the United States achieved 5.7, which places this country in the list of the 10 nations with the best roads in the world.
In the Central American region, only Panama’s highways surpass the Nicaraguan ones, while the next country in the area is El Salvador, which occupies the 10th place in the list, followed by Jamaica and Honduras.
Nicaragua is undergoing rapid upgrading of its land communications channels thanks to the policies pursued in this regard by the government headed by Daniel Ortega, who made the issue a priority on his domestic agenda since coming to power in 2007.
According to data published by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the country is currently implementing the national plan for the period 2019-2021, which aims to incorporate nearly 500,000 kilometers of new highways into the service. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA