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U.S. Promotes Cross-Honduras Rail Project Previously Shopped to China

Honduras' proposed $20 billion cross-continental logistics corridor will likely take about 15 years.

A $20 billion rail project that would connect Honduras’ Pacific and Caribbean coasts is drawing interest from the United States.

Scott Hansen, an economic counselor at the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa, reportedly presented the project to possible investors last week. The project would involve refurbishing ports, adding rail links, a dry port, and extending roads in order to augment the Panama Canal. The crucial shipping lane has recently suffered delays due to low water levels.

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