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Honduras - Puerto Cortes Port Project (English)

Existing facilities at Puerto Cortes have been inadequate for some time and the project is necessary to handle the present traffic and expected increases. Loan funds will be used for the construction of two deep water marginal cargo berths, a transit shed and a warehouse, improvements to existing facilities, acquisition of cargo handling equipment, engineering and operational consulting services, and will finance studies to determine the economic, financial and technical feasibility of constructing or expanding other sea ports. Serious congestion in recent years has resulted in expensive delays by general cargo and lumber ships. With the new berths and the provision of modern equipment and other improvements in cargo handling, the net economic benefits expected by 1970, after taking into account a substantial projected increase in traffic, are $800,000 per annum. Discounting these benefits over the expected useful life of 30 years of the new facilities, the project would provide a rate of return on the current $6.8 million investment of approximately 12 percent.


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    Honduras - Puerto Cortes Port Project

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Honduras - Puerto Cortes Port Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.