Ecuador to benefit from $5mn ‘super-highways’
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The Ecuadorian Ministry for Transport and Public Works is to spend around US$ 5billion turning the country’s 1,286km of roads into ‘super-highways’.
The staggered investment over the next two years is set to boost Ecuador’s tourism, farming and agricultural industries.
A first stage will see the firm Consultora de Ingenieria, Estudios y Perforaciones de Suelos (Cieper) undertaking definitive traffic studies, as well as engineering and environmental impact studies for the Santo Domingo-Quevedo road, located between the Los Rios and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas provinces. Costing $2.2million, the studies will incorporate 125km of roads.
A second stage will see the expansion of roads to four and six lanes, to enable fast traffic flow and links with the main cities in the country. Roads that will be expanded include Guayaquil-Salinas; Cuenca-Guayaquil-Manta; Santo Domingo-Quininde-Esmeraldas; Latacunga-Quevedo-Manta; Milagro-Huaquillas; Santo Domingo-Milagro; and Quito-Santo Domingo.