TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government is preparing transport concessions which will be granted from 2015 to cover the route that will connect Costa Rica once the Las Tablillas-San Pancho border post is finished.

It is expected that in the first three months of 2015 the results will be ready of a study that will determine the number of buses needed to meet the demand of passengers emerging with the opening of the route between San Pancho and Las Tablillas. With the results the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be able to deliver the corresponding permits.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Pablo Fernando Martinez told that “… They are preparing the documents to find out how many people will pass through and on that basis determine the number of units of buses. ”

“… The new route linking both Central American nations will be possible because of the Santa Fe bridge, a construction project which was donated by the International Cooperation Agency of Japan (JICA) and which took three years. Over this viaduct, which has a length of 362 meters and a lifespan of one hundred years, it is expected that 10,000 vehicles will pass per day once the border at Las Tablillas-San Pancho in Costa Rica starts to operate. ”