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SIXAOLA

BINATIONAL BRIDGE OVER THE SIXAOLA RIVER (COMPLETED)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the project contributes to

The binational bridge over the Sixaola River on the border between Costa Rica and Panama consists of 2 lanes with a length of 260 meters and a width of 16.4 meters, including lanes for pedestrians and bike paths.

This work, to be inaugurated in 2021, connects a total of 15,000 inhabitants of the neighboring towns of Guabito and Sixaola in the border area, where there is a high presence of indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, and migrant populations related to the banana industry, all of whom have economic and social development indicators well below the national averages.

 

Role of UNOPS

The agency is responsible for the management, administration, supervision, and execution of the project, which includes the study, design, and construction of the binational bridge.

 

​Background

The Government of the Republic of Panama and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica signed a cooperation agreement for border development on May 3, 1992, along with its annex, which was ratified by Costa Rica through Law No. 7518 on July 10, 1995. The objective of this Agreement is to expand, improve, and deepen cooperation relations in all fields, to significantly contribute to the social, economic, commercial, environmental, and political development and improvement of the border region; and to strengthen the integration process between both countries, for which pre-investment, investment, and technical assistance programs, projects, or activities will be executed in the border region in the various development sectors.

The Republic of Costa Rica and the Republic of Panama, under the modality of note exchange, entrusted the management of the work to UNOPS.

Beneficiaries

The new binational bridge over the Sixaola River on the border between Costa Rica and Panama will substantially contribute to the brotherhood between the peoples of Costa Rica and Panama.

This work will drive great local development opportunities in the border communities of Talamanca and Guabito and will have a substantial impact on trade and the movement of people at this border point. More than 16,000 people will benefit directly by having their place of residence nearby. Each year, about 152,000 people cross this border post.

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PROJECT RENDER
Render Puente Binacional Sixaola
LOCATION MAP
PUENTE BINACIONAL RIO SIXAOLA UNOPS

Inauguración Puente Sixaola

Inauguración Puente Sixaola
Inauguración Puente Sixaola

Inauguración Puente Sixaola

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Puente Binacional sobre el río Sixaola

Puente Binacional sobre el río Sixaola

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MARCH 2021 PROGRESS
FEBRUARY 2021 PROGRESS
JANUARY 2021 PROGRESS
AUGUST 2020 PROGRESS
JULY 2020 PROGRESS
SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FEBRUARY 2020 
Visit to Guabito and Sixaola communities to the construction site of the Sixaola Binational Bridge.
Gestión Social
FEBRUARY 2020 PROGRESS
DECEMBER 2019 PROGRESS
COMMUNITY PARK:
SITE IDENTIFICATION VISIT - NOVEMBER 2019
AUGUST 2019 PROGRESS
RAILWAY BRIDGE DISMANTLING -
JULY AND AUGUST 2019
JUNE 2019 PROGRESS
APRIL 2019 PROGRESS
MARCH 2019 PROGRESS
SOCIAL MNAGEMENT SIXAOLA