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Panama: number one in infrastructure

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


For the third consecutive year, Panama’s infrastructure was rated as the best in Latin America, and 40th in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014, published last week by the World Economic Forum.

Panama scored high on both airports and seaports, which got ratings of six on a scale of 1 to 7.

Second in Central America and in 57th in the world was El Salvador, which climbed ten points, compared to last year.

Last in the region was Honduras in 102d position.

The world leader in infrastructure is Hong Kong, while the Haggard is Chad.

The list, which includes 144 countries, assesses the quality of facilities for transportation by air, sea and land (figures in brackets are the position in the world ranking).

  1. Panama (40)
  2. El Salvador (57)
  3. Guatemala (67)
  4. Costa Rica (73)
  5. Nicaragua (99)
  6. Honduras (102)