8. Francisco Morazán

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

A.1. Agribusinesss (Industrial Crops)

AGR103: Manufacturing Functional-Nutritional Cereal

Amount:

US$  17,238,938

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Municipality of Intibucá, Department of Intibucá, Aldea Amarateca, Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán.

Description: The proposal is through a co-investment system to expand the processing plant to generate capacity to receive a maximum of 2,200 tons of corn, 800 tons of soy, 400 tons of oats, and 400 tons of integral corn, the raw material that will manufacture the Nutrivital finished product in a maximum amount of 3,600 tons approximately. The updating of the processing equipment to improve the efficiency to transform raw material into the finished product.  Nutrivital is a special formula of easy digestion prepared with a mixture rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fibers, pre-biotics, carbohydrates, enzymes, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and antioxidants that guarantee healthy food for all people of different ages.

AGR107: Red Bean Agro Industrial Processing

Amount:

US$  34,740,000

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Location:

Municipality of Talanga, Department of Francisco Morazán, Municipality of San Pedro Sula, Department of Cortés (Valle of Sula)

Description: The project aims to install at least 2 red beans agro-processing plants for human consumption, located in the areas of convergence of the zones of greater production of beans in the country, taking the opportunity to process 55.000 metric tons of beans per year.

 Honduras has a red bean production for human consumption of 91.000 MT per year. However, to meet the demand of 8 million inhabitants, it is necessary to import 13.700 MT. There is also the potential to supply red beans to the rest of Central America (40.0 million consumers of beans). Even more important is that it is possible to have a nostalgic product market in the United States of 6 million Hondurans that live in that country.

AGR109: Agro Industrial Processing of Corn into Flour for Human Consumption

Amount:

US$  33,740,000

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Location:

Municipality of Talanga, Department of Francisco Morazán and Municipality of Villa Nueva (Valle of Sula), Department of Cortés.

Description: Honduras white corn production for human consumption is 590,000 MT per year, however, to satisfy the demand of corn flour, it has to import 70,000 MT of corn flour, equivalent to US$ 30.0 million. In addition, there is the potential of the Central American market (40.0 million consumers of corn).

Undoubtedly, it opens the opportunity to build at least 2 agro industrial plants to process corn for human consumption, with a strategic location in the convergence zones of the main corn producing zones in Honduras, creating the capacity to process 72,000 MT of corn every year.

AGR116: Production and Commercialization of Cocoa in Honduras

Amount:

US $ 1,040,000

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Location:

Municipality of La Masica, Department  of Atlántida, Municipality of La Lima, Department of  Cortés, Municipality of Santa Rosa of 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 of 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. Agribusinesss (Animal Production)

AGR203: Tank Culture of Tilapia in the South Zone

Amount:

US $ 2,111,154

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Location:

Municipality of Guaimaca, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This project involves the construction of 8 concrete circular tanks in a 1- hectare area, which will include administrative facilities, a processing plant and storage, a water channel, with permanent water exchange with an estimated production of 117,368.35 kg of biomass per year. The construction of the project and implementation of the first production cycle is estimated in (1) year.

AGR204: Tank Culture of Tilapia COPRACAL Cooperative

Amount:

US $ 4,222,302

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Location:

Municipality of San Juan of Flores, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This project involves the construction of 16 concrete circular tanks in a 1- hectare area, which will include administrative facilities, a processing plant and storage, a water channel, with permanent water exchange with an estimated production of 234,737 kg of biomass per year. The construction of the project and implementation of the first production cycle is estimated in (1) year.

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

ENE106: Expansion Guaimaca Secondary Station

Amount:

US $ 1,068,086

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Location:

Municipality of Guaimaca, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The construction of this substation includes installing a 12.5 MVA, 69/34.5 kW transformer, which will assure a greater transformation capacity. The Guaimaca Substation is located in an area that is developing very quickly. The demand of this municipality is influenced mainly by agro-industrial, mining and rural electrification activities. Foreseeing that the current transformer will be overcharged, that is, there is a risk of not being able to meet the demand according to the nominal values of the quality and there could be forced shortages, because of the increase of the demand in peak hours.

ENE108: Expansion Substations of Juticalpa 230/34.5 kW and Reguleto 230/138 kW, Construction of 307

Amount:

US $ 96,945,950

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Municipality of Juticalpa ,Department of Olancho, Municipality of Amarateca, Department of Francisco Morazán and Aldea of Reguleto, Municipality of Sonaguera,  Department of Colón

Description: The Project consists of expanding the Juticalpa and Reguleto substations in 230 kW, to receive the new line that initiates in the new Amarateca Substation and ending in the existing Reguleto Substation, as well of increasing the transformation capacity of these Substations.  This new line will allow generating output though this line.

ENE109: Expansion Toncontín Stage I Secondary Stations

Amount:

US $ 11,762,000

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Location:

Municipality of Santa Ana, Departments of Francisco Morazán

Description: The project consists of expanding the Toncontín Substation, installing two new 150 MVA, 230/138 kW, and 50 MVA 230/13.8 kW, to improve the service quality and increase the Substation transformation capacity.

ENE110: Expansion Toncontín Stage II Secondary Stations

Amount:

US$ 7,700,000

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Location:

Municipality of Santa Ana, Departments of Francisco Morazán

Description: The project consists of expanding the Toncontín Substation, by installing one new 50 MVA, 230/34.5 kW, in order to improve the service quality and increase the Substation transformation capacity.

B.2. Renewable Energy (Construction of Secondary Stations)

ENE201: Construction of the Secondary Station of El Sitio

Amount:

US $ 2,677,000

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Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The construction of this Substation includes installing a 50 MVA, 230/13.8 kW transformer, which will assure a greater transformation capacity. It will be located in Tegucigalpa, which is a region that imports energy, which mainly comes from the Francisco Morazán (El Cajón) Hydroelectric Plant and from the generation from the private plants located in the south in their country. This power is transmitted to Tegucigalpa through the transmission lines in 230 kW. Today, all the energy imported in Tegucigalpa is injected to the Suyapa Substation.

ENE202: Construction Cerro Grande Secondary Substation

Amount:

US $ 5,467,765

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Location:

Aldea Cerro Grande, Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The project consists of building a new Substation of 230/34.5/13.8 kW, which will include the installation of a transformer with a capacity of 100 MVA. This Substation will be located in the point where of the following lines converge: Cajón-Suyapa of 230 kW, and the transmission line Lindo-Santa Fe of 138 kW, which will allow making cost savings in the construction of additional segments of lines. These two projects together will contribute to the electrification of the rural zone of the Central District.

C.3. Forestry (Forest Plantations with Energy Purposes)

FOR301: Energy Generating Plant that uses Biomass Forest Residues

Amount:

US $ 274,232,683

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Location:

Municipality of Guaimaca, Department of Francisco Morazán

Descripción: The project is to establish and operate a 10 megawatts generating plant derived from 100,000 metric tons of forest biomass form residues of the forest management, use and sawing of the roll timber. It has been considered that the project will be supplied by the forest regions of Francisco Morazán, El Paraíso, Olancho North-east and Olancho South; the plant would be located in Guaimaca. It is estimated that in these regions there are 120,000 m3 of forest biomass for the project.

D.1. Infrastructure (Road Concessions)

INF104: Concession of the Construction, Operations and Maintenance of the Tegucigalpa - Jícaro Galán

Amount:

US $ 33,654,147

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Departments of Francisco Morazán, Choluteca and Valle

Description: Construction, operation and maintenance of 86 Km of road, to 2 lanes, in process of completing its rehabilitation and improvement. It is necessary to conduct a study and the rehabilitation, adequate maintenance is necessary through a concession and inclusion in the study cost. In addition, it is important to add and improve the access roads of this road and a study of the new alternative exit form Tegucigalpa to Jícaro Galán. This Highway is the most important means of integrating the South Region with the rest of the country.  About one fifth of the national population lives in the influence zone of the South Highway and it is the only means of land communication that maintains this region socially and economically integrate with the rest of the country.

INF105: Concession of the , Operations and Maintenance of the CA-5 North: Tegucigalpa - Villa de S

Amount:

US $ 121,996,327

State:

Feasibility

Location:

Departments of Francisco Morazán and Comayagua

Description: Consisting of the expansion, operation and maintenance of the 4 lanes of the Central American Highway CA-5 North, through a concession, of the section between Tegucigalpa and the Villa of San Antonio, with a ADT of 9,800 vehicles per day. Currently this section is being built with funding from the Millennium Challenge Account of Honduras MCA-Honduras): The construction company in the section Tegucigalpa - Río del Hombre corresponds to ETERNA, S.A. and the supervising company to the SNC - Lavalin / ACI Consortium. In the Section Río del Hombre - Beginning of the Comayagua Valley the construction company is the M&S/ Santa Fe consortium and the supervising company is the Tecnisa - Cinsa - Inocsa Consortium; it is expected that the works will be completed in July 2012.

INF110: Concession of the Construction, Operations and Maintenance of Road to the New Palmerola Air

Amount:

US $ 60,000,000

State:

Feasibility

Location:

Department of Comayagua and Francisco Morazán

Description: Construction of an alternate road from Río el Hombre - Protection - Pericon - to Valladolid, starting at kilometer 25 (Tamara Valley) and ending at Km 60 (Comayagua Valley), with a length of 24 km and at a construction cost of $ 55 million and U.S. $ 5 million for supervision, with a works construction period of 18 months, which would save 30 minutes in travel time to the airport. The physical characteristics of the road consist of a first class road, with maximum slopes of 6% and varying degrees of curvature up to 4%.

D.3. Infrastructure (Sanitation)

INF301: Final Design and Construction of the collector in the Guacerique River

Amount:

US $ 6,545,000

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: Due to the sewage waters discharge in receiving bodies that cross the center part of the city, the population's health is at risk, reduces the quality of life, and contaminates the environment of the zone, and leads to the destruction of the reception body as a water source, all of which is the result of the partial destruction of the obsolete pipelines and of the passage of Hurricane Mitch which left 51% of the collector system damaged, giving way to the free leakage of residual waters in the river and creeks that have become open sewage that generate the proliferation of flies, rodents and bad odors. It is precisely to avoid this that the final design of the construction of approximately 7.7 km of pipeline for the new collector of residual waters of the Guacerique river has been planned, from the Los Laureles dam to the mouth of the Guacerique River in Barrio La Bolsa.

INF302: Final Design and Construction of the Germania - La Vega Collector

Amount:

US $ 4,965,844

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This collector was built more than 30 years ago and considering the rapid growth of the south sector of the city, with new neighborhoods and residential areas, the system does not have the necessary capacity to take all the residual waters generated in the basin, since its poor condition is deplorable and the old simple concrete pipelines is destroyed in 80%, also the sewage waters of the houses and  of the pipelines of the internal sewage network are discharged directly into the river, with the subsequent contamination and destruction of the water flora and fauna, the proliferation of vectors such as insects and rodents that are a threat to the health of the population. This situation is even worse during the summer season, when the river loses its capacity of self-cleaning which produces odors. The city has been growing towards the sector of Germania, El Tizatillo, and the South Highway which creates the risk of contaminating the watershed under the La Concepción and el Sabacuante reservoir. With the Final Design for the Construction of approximately 7.7 Km of pipelines, of the new Residual Waters Collector of the Guacerique River, the intention is to solve and eliminate the contamination problem and to improve the environmental conditions, in addition to diminishing the risk of water-origin diseases.

INF303: Final Design and Construction of the Main Collector and Treatment Plant of Río Chiquito

Amount:

US $ 26,962,895

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The Capital of Honduras has an estimated population of 1,300,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Choluteca River Basin. Currently the sewage coverage is 70% and its primary recollection system was built with concrete pipelines more than 60 years ago, and most of it is damaged due to the floods of Hurricane Mitch, the old collector is located along the Choluteca River, which is the river with the strongest flow and runs from South to North, crossing the downtown area, until discharging its water, without any type of treatment, outside the city, contaminating the river that is used by a number of communities downstream. To solve this situation, the final design to build approximately 8.8 Km of pipeline for the new main collector of residual waters, has been planned, from its interconnection with the salt water collector in front of Las Cascadas Mall to the site of the Sewage Treatment Plant near Miramesí.

INF304: Final Design and Construction of a Collector of Quebrada Grande del Sur

Amount:

US $ 600,000

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This collector is more than 30 years old and covers from colonia 15 de Septiembre to the Barrio las Brisas. However, since most of the concrete pipelines are destroyed, the sewage water is discharged directly into the stream, generating bad odors and putting the population's health at risk. With the development of new residential areas, up stream of Colonia 15 de Septiembre, the situation gets even more complicated, increasing the possibility of a rapid deterioration of the environment and reducing the quality of life of the people, by discharging the sewage waters without any prior treatment. To solve this situation, the Final Design for the Construction of Approximately 5.3 Km of pipeline, of the New Residual Waters Collector of the Quebrada Grande del Sur has been planned to assure a prosperous economic development for this zone.

INF305: Final Design and Construction of the Rio Chiquito Collector

Amount:

US$ 8,620,000

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The old Collector of Río Chiquito was one of the first ones built in the middle the past century, and considering the rapid growth of the city in this sector, and that the old concrete pipelines are very deteriorated in about 80%, the sewage waters of the houses fall directly in the river, contaminating the water and destroying the aquatic fauna and flora, causing the proliferation of insect vectors and rodents with the risk of affecting the health of the population. The city has grown towards the exit to Valle de Angeles and El Chimbo, but the old collector reaches only the end of the Los Próceres Boulevard and in poor operating conditions, that is why the Final Design to construct approximately 9.5 Km of pipeline, of the new Residual Waters collector of Río Chiquito has been planned to solve the insalubrity problem, eliminating contamination and improving the environmental conditions, in addition to reducing the risk of diseases caused by unsafe water.

INF306: Construction of  Guacerique II Project

Amount:

US $ 120,800,000

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Descripción: El proyecto consiste en construir una represa con capacidad of almacenar 82.5 millones of m3, línea of conducción, planta potabilizadora, estaciones of bombeo, tanques of almacenamiento and líneas primarias of distribución, para abastecer la cuidad of Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras C. A.

INF307: Construction of Río del Hombre Project

Amount:

US $ 170,000,000

State:

PreFeasibility

Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Descripción: El proyecto consiste en la elaboración del diseño final and la construcción of una represa con capacidad of almacenar 104.0 Millones of m3, línea of conducción, planta potabilizadora, 2 estaciones of bombeo, 2 of tanques of almacenamiento and líneas primarias of distribución, para abastecer la cuidad of Tegucigalpa, capital of Honduras C. A.

D.4. Infraestructura (HONDUTEL)

INF402: Mobile Telephones 4G -LTE

Amount:

US $ 400,000,000

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Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: Implementation and development of the existing mobile bands in GPRS, 3G, LTE(4G) technologies. At present there is a frequency assigned in the 1,900 MHZ band for Mobile and 3.5 GHZ for Wimax. Among the necessary investments to develop this operation is: a) Platform for Mobil; b) Platform for added value; c) Implementation of coverage cells; d) Blackberry Platform; and, e) Reutilization of existing towers.

INF401: Fixed Telephones

Amount:

US $ 60,000,000

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Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This project consists of reusing the existing infrastructure to increase the capacity and services through data channels generated by the technology. Among which: Internet, TV on the Internet Protocol (TVOIP),   Voice on the Internet Protocol (VOIP), Tele Presence (point to point and point to multiple points video conference).

INF403: Broad Band Network

Amount:

US $ 42,000,000

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Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The project consists in responding to the new market demands through an IP Network Platform based on state of the art technology, increasing the capacity and a greater presence of Hondutel at the national level, meeting the demands of broadband traffic transportation generated in the short and medium term. A ADSL network and the corporative links that use high level efficiency and quality will exist with this project.

D.7. Infrastructure (Housing)

INF701: Milpa Quemada Housing Development

Amount:

US $ 11,000,000

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Location:

Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The Milpa Quemada Project will be developed in a property owned by the Government Employees Pension Institute (INJUPEMP), located in the south of the Capital City, besides the Río Grande Residential Zone, in an area of 12.96 mz2, where 433 houses will be built, distributed in 15 blocks, with lots of 6 x 15 Mts. And 7 x 15 Mts. With areas of 129.08 Vrs2°and 150.59 Vrs2 °, respectively, with all the basic services such as: drinking water, electricity, sewage and others. This project aims to affiliates of INJUPEMP, so there is a discount mortgage market and immediately given by the institution.

INF702:  Replacement of Housing in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula

Amount:

US$ 36,000,000

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Location:

Municipality of San Pedro Sula, Department of Cortés

Description: Involves replacing houses in the neighborhoods of the cities of Tegucigalpa (13) and San Pedro Sula (13), to improve the quality of life for its residents in poverty.

This project will benefit approximately 6,000 families that are integrated to the Urban Development Plan of the Capital City.

F.2. Tourism (Turist Complexes)

TUR204: Real de Minas Route Tourist Circuit

Amount:

US $ 25,900,000

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Location: Municipalities of Santa Lucía, Valle of Ángeles and Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: In 1590-1601 on behalf of the Spanish Crown several mining settlements were established in Honduras, among those: Tegucigalpa, Santa Lucia, Valle de Angeles, and San Juancito. Today, there are tangible traces of the mining development of such cities, which make of this place a different experience of the result of modern and conventional cities.

The project contemplates the development of a route between these three cities, focusing on the rescue of mining traces, the development of 3 80-room hotels, and 2 theme entertainment centers located in the abandoned mines. The visit to the mines and constructions of that period complement the theme of the route, and provide tourists the opportunity to appreciate the wonders of colonial cities and the nature of the zone.

TUR213: Restoration of the Mining Village of San Juancito

Amount:

US$ 442,320

State:

Feasibility

Location: Municipality of San Juancito, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: This project is aimed at attaining sustainable development for the zone, as well as promoting the touristic potential the area represents, by building a Mountain and SPA Hotel, a mining museum located in the old United States Consulate, a restaurant located in the former House of the mine manager, and a second restaurant in the touristic center.

There is an analytical study that has been divided into 3 parts; physical aspects, socio economic aspects and tourism aspects, which addresses the current situation of each one of these areas.

F.4. Tourism (Cable Car and Street Car)

TUR401: Cable Car from El Picacho to Cerro Juan A. Laínez

Amount:

US$ 1,300,000

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Location: Municipality del Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán

Description: The Project is the construction of a Cable Car from the Cerro Juana A. Laínez towards the highest zone of Cerro El Picacho.  The development of this initiative will make it possible to fully appreciate the historic center of Tegucigalpa, which preserves interesting examples of the colonial architecture of the XVIII and XIX centuries, the most important religious buildings, the landscape of the zone with its rugged geography and the green forests of the mountains that surround the city. In addition, it will be possible to enjoy other complementary activities, such as guided tours, visits to the monument of the Picacho Crist which is 32 meters high and the "United Nations" National Park, visits to the Metropolitan Zoo, the recreation areas, and restaurants among others.