The Central American Border Zone Development Program (ZONAF) was created on January 22nd of 2004 by the European Union (EU) and the Centran American Bank of Econonomic Integration (CABEI) with the objective of impulsing and improving the integral development of Central American border area municipalities and the multinational river basin management.
From the start, ZONAF Program, has more than 100 projects with a contribution of non-reimbursable resources from the European Union of US$40.2 million and US$90.4 million from CABEI, mainly through credit grants for two road infrastructure projects in Honduras and Nicaragua.
The projects framed in ZONAF Program impulse and contribute to social and economical development for of Central American population, benefiting approximately 1.6 million people.
Program's Intervention Areas
ZONAF addresses project initiatives presented by local actors from 57 border zone municipalities throughout the central american region. Each country has a determined number of benefited municipalities distribudes the following way:
In Guatemala the Program covers 11 municipalities in the broder lines with Honduras and El Salvador. In El Salvador a total of 9 municipalities, in Honduras 20, in Nicaragua 14 an in Costa Rica 3.
Sectors in which the program focuses its projects
- Water and Water Sanitation
- Road Infrastructure
- Production and Comercialization
- Food Safety