Guatemala could open the first phase of the metro in mid-2027

“It is a very complex and difficult project, but we are confident that it will be so,” the president said in statements to the press after issuing the first report of the World Bank mission supporting this purpose.

The Head of State held a meeting here with a delegation from that financial body, the National Agency for Alliances for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (ANADI) and the Ministry of Public Finance.

In his own words, the 65-year-old politician, who promised this work in his election campaign, explained that the project will be developed through an alliance between the public and private sectors, while the World Bank will provide technical and financial advice.

Anadi has already delivered pre-feasibility studies, according to reports, which described the phase covering about six kilometres, between Ciudad San Cristóbal, in the municipality of Mixco City, and El Obelisco in the urban area.

The first line is expected to take about 10 minutes, while it was confirmed in a meeting between Arévalo and the capital's mayor, Ricardo Quiñones, that the metro will also reach the municipality of Santa Catarina Pinola.

“Thanks to efficient mass transportation, we will work to reduce traffic,” the president noted. However, users on social networks considered higher priority issues such as termination of the terminal loop.

Others supported the idea and described it as excellent and hoped it would become a reality, while some insisted on the alternative so that heavy transportation would not enter this city.

In Guatemala, the large influx of vehicles, design problems, traffic regulation and others cause about three to four hours a day to be lost on the roads, according to the authorities.

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The residents themselves daily express their dissatisfaction and, at the same time, highlight suggestions on how to improve this sector, among many, by working on public transport service or implementing remote work.


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