1.  Atlántida

“Feasible” and “Prefeasible” Projects are highlighted in yellow.

A.1. Agribusiness (Industrial Crops)

AGR104: Extraction and Commercialization of African Palm Oil

Amount:

US $ 99,828,280

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Location:

Municipality of Arizona and Tela, Department of Atlántida, Sico Paulaya and Tocoa, Department of Colón, Progreso and La Lima, Department of Cortés, San Esteban, Department of Olancho.

Description: The project includes the installation of five (5) palm oil extraction plants; with a capacity of 15 MT per hour of fresh fruit each, with an integrated line of palm kernel oil extraction capacity of 30 MT per day. Conveniently, the plan is that the plants will be installed in the areas of higher palm oil production in the country where each plant can supply about 5,000 hectares of palm with yields of 15 MT of fresh fruit per year. Occasionally there may be a need to promote the modernization of existing areas and/or planting of new areas to ensure supply of high quality raw material.

AGR105: Palm Oil Extracting Plant

Amount:

US $ 19,965,656

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Municipality of Tela, Department of Atlántida

Description: Includes the installation of a palm oil extraction plant with a processing capacity of 15 metric tons per hour of fresh fruit and palm kernel oil extraction plant with a capacity of 30 MT per day. The installation of this plant would be located in the municipality of Tela, which has an approximate beneficiary population of 92.817 people, of whom 24.132 (26%) are in the urban area and 68.685 (74%) in the rural town.

AGR114: Production and Industrialization of Coconut Palm

Amount:

US$  5,740,372

State:

Pre-feasability

Location:

Municipalities of Tela, La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida, Municipality of Trujillo, Department of Colón.

Description: The brand "Coco To Go"  belongs to the business enterprise owned by Credit Company S. Caribbean RL.  This brand is recognized in the Atlantic Zone, Colon and the Bay Islands with its main product "Agua de Coco 100% Natural", packaged in two formats, half liter and one liter, and has been in the national market for 6 years.

 As a result of its growing demand, the company decided to diversify and venture into the Central American, the U.S. and European markets. It is intended to process the byproducts from the coconut kernel, concentrate for industrial uses, and its adaptation to facilitate the consumption of coconut water in its shell, aimed specifically at meeting the demand of national tourism, which are about 1,000,000 people per season.

 To carry out this project, the establishment of 350 hectares of coconut palm is needed, with advanced technology to assure the supply of raw materials throughout the year. Similarly, it is necessary to improve the existing installed capacity in the packaging plant through a joint venture process, acquiring machinery and state of the art technology to increase production by 40% a year, and venture into new products. Coco To Go is also trying to take advantage of this machinery to process purified water, since there is a 200 feet deep well in the facilities with a capacity of 100 gallons per minute. Thereby, the company would increase its profitability with a by-product of high consumption and demand in the area.

AGR116: Production and Commercialization of Cocoa in Honduras

Amount:

US $ 1,040,000

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Municipality of La Masica, Department  of Atlántida, Municipality of La Lima, Department of  Cortés, Municipality of Santa Rosa de Copán, Department of Copán, Municipality of  Santa Barbará, Department of Santa Barbará, Municipality of  Catacamas, Department of Olancho, Municipality of  Olanchito, Department of Yoro and Municipality of San Antonio de Flores, Department of Francisco Morazán.

Description: The project consists of growing 150 manzanas of high quality cocoa. This is a project with excellent profitability and social projection, as 50% of the total production is industrialized, adding value; while the remaining 50% is exported in gold grain and this way, it will generate currency for the country and yield and investment for 656 farmers directly and indirectly.

A.2. Agribusiness (Animal Production)

AGR208: Bovine Genetics Training Center and Laboratory

Amount:

US $ 7,376,712

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Location:

Municipality of Juticalpa, Depto. Olancho, Municipality of Choluteca, Department of Choluteca, Municipality of Comayagua, Department of Comayagua, Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida and Municipality of Danlí, Department El Paraíso.

Description: This project is contemplated to meet the need of genetic improvement in dairy and beef cattle due to the demands of national and international markets, this center focuses on obtaining the best genetic material from different races that would favor domestic producers and the external demand. Likewise, training services will be provided, as well as artificial insemination, and genetic material will be sold as frozen or on foot. The main center will be in Olancho, and the other ones will be regional offices affiliated to the same. The genetic material will be held in this first center.

B.1. Renewable Energy (Expansion of Secondary Stations)

ENE104: Expansion of the San Isidro Secondary Station

Amount:

US $ 5,491,050

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Location:

Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida

Description: The project is to expand the San Isidro Substation, by installing a 50 MVA, 138/34.5 kW transformer, and its associated circuits. The San Isidro Substation is located in the Atlantic Coast of the Country, in the Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida, and due to the industrial development of this zone, it is necessary to expand the Substation to meet the existing current demand and avoid the overcharging of the transformer. The transformer is located in the Substation that responds to the demand of the lines of distribution L327, L328, L329, and L330. Currently these lines supply electric power to a great part of the city of La Ceiba and the nearby rural areas.

C.2. Forestry (Forest Plantations)

FOR207: Atlantic Mahogany Commercial Plantations in the Municipality of Tela

Amount:

US$ 167,664,469

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Location:

Municipality of Tela, Department of Atlántida

Description: This project consists of establishing commercial Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) plantations in 25,950 hectares.  The specie that will be planted (Swietenia macrophylla) has a high economic value and achieving a minimum economic rotation age of 25 years as well as an annual growth of 6 to 8 cubic meters per hectare. The modality to establish this plantation will be co-investment, in which the owner has the lands and the investor the capital, equipment, and machinery for the investment.  The final lumber production will be exported through Puerto Cortes at approximately 154 Km. from the site of the plantation.  Other benefits for the foreign investor are the sales of carbon certificates produced by the plantations.

C.4. Forestry(Fauna)

FOR601: Certified Production and International Trade of Exotic Pets

Amount:

US $ 14,762,895

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Location:

San Juan of Texíguat and Las Mangas, Department of Atlántida

Description: Two centers specialized in the reproduction of native wild species of Honduras will be established. These centers will supply the demand of exotic pets with a certified chain to the Asian, North-American and European markets. A percentage of individuals will be used to repopulate areas where the species have been removed, and at the same time genetic bio-prospection for alternative uses.  One of these centers will focus on the Red Macaw and other species such as parrots and parakeets. The second center will be focused on the reproduction of reptiles and amphibians. Due to the high native biodiversity, appropriate environmental, conditions, location in the protected areas and port access in La Ceiba, it is considered that San Juan de Texíguat and Las Mangas, Department of Atlántida are appropriate sites to shelter these centers.

D.1. Infrastructure (Road Concessions)

INF101: Concession of the La Ceiba - Trujillo - Puerto Castilla Road

Amount:

US $ 170,000,000

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Location:

Departments of Atlántida and Colón

Description: Construction, Operation and Maintenance through a Concession 178 Km with a four-lane road design to facilitate heavy traffic that uses the Inter-Oceanic Corridor, which traffic increases significantly, in case of the implementation of the inter-oceanic railway that will communicate Puerto Castilla either with the Port of San Lorenzo or any port in El Salvador.

INF102: Concession of the Construction, Operations and Maintenance of the CA-13 Highway Touristic Co

Amount:

US $ 168,000,000

State:

Feasability/Profile

Location:

Departments of Cortés and Atlántida

Description: Construction of a 4 lane road (68.1 Km.), at a cost of US$ 68 million, for the section El Progreso-Tela, for its operation and maintenance through a concession according to the laws of Honduras; the section’s average daily traffic (ADT) of 8,000 vehicles and a feasibility study is being conducted for the concession, which will be finalized in April this year.  The section Tela-La Ceiba is at the profile level, and an approximate cost of US$ 100 million has been estimated for the expansion of the road to 4 lanes. The two sections were maintained as from 2007 under the first project at the national level of the Conservation according to Standards of the CA13 Highway, section El Progreso-Tela-La Ceiba, which length is 159 km.

INF108: Concession of the Interchange of the R29 8 Street (La Ceiba)

Amount:

US $ 26,000,000

State:

Feasability

Location:

Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida

Description: Construction, Operation and Maintenance through the concession according to the Laws of Honduras.  This is a four lane design and would allow expeditious communication with the downtown area of the city and vice versa, with vehicle and pedestrian safety conditions; thus, achieving to improve the level of service of the urban road sector between the Golosón Airport and the city of La Ceiba, which road ADT is 13,578 vehicles.

F.1. Tourism (Aerodromes)

TUR101: Tela Aerodrome, Construction and Concession

Amount:

US $ 13,000,000.00

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Location: Municipality of Tela, Department of Atlántida

Description: The project consists of the construction of an aerodrome that will make it possible to open new regional and international markets. It includes the development of infrastructure which meets the necessary conditions for the implementation of taxiing, runways, commercial and general platforms, in addition to the access paths that facilitate the arrival of tourists (internal or external). The zone has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Atlantic Coast, as well as natural reserves with great biodiversity such as the National Park of Punta Sal, and the Biological Reserve of Punta Izopo and the Lancetilla Botanical Park. In the framework of the National Program for Sustainable Tourism, and through a public-private initiative, the mega project "Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort" is being built in the Tela Bay. The competitive advantage of the zone and the fact that it is among the first investments in different sectors make of this project a unique investment opportunity.

F.2. Tourism (Tourist Complexes)

TUR202: SAVE Center in La Ceiba, Atlántida

Amount:

US $ 2,900,000

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Location: Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida

Description: The project is to create a tourist center with the necessary lodging facilities with 20 rooms, food and other services required by investigators that arrive to the site; it will also have training areas and appropriate conference centers to inform on the findings or for a routine event. This SAVE ( Scientific, Academic, Volunteer and Educational ) initiative intends to systematize this type of tourism, preserving the magnificent natural resources, protecting the cultural diversity and the cultural heritage of Honduras, and, offering an opportunity to develop a new market niche in the country. The project will be located near the Pico Bonito National Park, which has well preserved ecosystems with broadleaf and coniferous forests, as well as a rich biological diversity. This is one of the most important water production zones of the Atlantic coast.

TUR206: Tourism Complex in the Peru Beach, Atlántida

Amount:

US $ 7,900,000

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Location: Municipality of Jutiapa, Department of Atlántida

Description: The project consists in developing a tourism complex, with elements that will differentiate it and allow this destination to attract and increase the affluence of tourists and visitors. The complex will include the construction of a 250-room hotel with all the features that will allow satisfying the segment of families and young people, it will have a mall, social and recreation areas, food and beverage establishments, pools, discotheques, among others to assure fun vacations. Another competitive advantage that will be developed is shared-time property (resort). Added to this, the different attractions of the zone will serve as the complementary activities for the project, such as Canopy in the Nombre de Dios National Park, trips to the Natural Reserve of Cayos Cochinos, and rafting in the Cangrejal River, among others.

TUR212: Network of Hotel Schools Roatan, Tela and Santa Rosa de Copan

Amount:

US $ 5,000,000.00

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Location: Departments of Islas of la Bahía, Atlántida and Copán

Description: The main idea of this project is to build a chain of hotel schools that will be used as training centers and expand the supply of lodging, with 30 rooms in each hotel, in the tourist priority zones. 3 school hotels will be developed in the municipalities of: Roatán, Tela y Santa Rosa de Copán, which will have the necessary facilities to train professionals that will specialize in the areas of food and beverage, lodging and waiters. This project will allow maximizing the training of human resources that will acquire the theoretical knowledge and will later put into practice in appropriate facilities, and under the supervision of qualified personnel.

F.3. Tourism (Ferry, Dock, and Sports Marine)

TUR302: Sports Marine in La Ceiba

Amount:

US $ 3,500,000

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Location: Municipality of La Ceiba, Department of Atlántida

Description: The Project consists of a sports marine with the capacity to shelter 20 ships, with a dimension of 300 linear meters of the marine; it will be located in one of the most beautiful beaches of the Honduran Atlantic Coast, where the predominant landscape is the emerald green of its majestic mountains that border the coast. This project is considered feasible from a technical and environmental perspective; given that it has the necessary conditions for the implementation of the project. The improvement of tourism infrastructure is a priority for La Ceiba, considering that tourism is one of the main pillars for the development of this zone.

TUR304: Sports Marine in Tela

Amount:

US$ 3,500,000

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Location: Municipality of Tela, Department of Atlántida

Description: The Project consists in sports marine with the capacity to shelter 20 ships, with a dimension of 300 linear meters of the marine, it will be located in one of the consolidated beaches of the Atlantic Coast, due to the wide tourism supply it has. This project is considered feasible from a technical and environmental perspective; given that it has the necessary conditions for the implementation of the project. The improvement of tourism infrastructure is a priority for the city of Tela, considering that tourism is one of the main pillars for the development of this zone.

TUR305: Commercial Dock in Tela

Amount:

US$ 400,000

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Location: Municipality of Tela, Department of Atlántida

Description: The aim of this dock is to receive and load clean products, assuring the port operations of the Atlantic Coast Zone. The Project is to build a commercial dock in one of the most important development poles, prioritized in the Sustainable Tourism National Strategy The project includes the design, construction, and operation of the necessary facilities, to manage ships, facilitating the embark and disembark of products. In the framework of the National Program for Sustainable Tourism, and through a public-private initiative, the mega project "Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort” is being built in Tela Bay, Honduras.