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LatinNews Daily - 11 May 2021

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In brief: Honduras presents reconstruction plan

* The Honduran government has presented its proposed ‘national reconstruction and sustainable development plan’, an infrastructure development plan designed to rebuild the northern and western parts of the country that were badly hit last year by the tropical storms ‘Eta’ and ‘Iota’, and to make Honduras more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The L189bn (US$7.8bn) investment plan comprises 85 different projects. President Juan Orlando Hernández said that the plan was designed in conjunction with the international community through the ‘G-16’ group of countries that provide aid to Honduras. An official statement explained that the plan is based on the analysis conducted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), which calculated that 437,000 people were directly affected by last year’s storms and some 3.9m indirectly, producing US$2.1bn in damages.