First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
New road projects are planned for Panama. Contracts have been awarded by the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) worth some US$194.4 million. The work will be carried out in Los Santos, Herrera, Panama Oeste, Ngabe Bugle and Panama Este provinces.
The Jose Agustin Arango-CPA-24 de Diciembre project is one of the larger of these and is costing $71 million, with the work being carried out by Puentes y Calzadas Infraestructuras. The Asociacion Accidental Tanara consortium, which comprises CUSA and Constructora de Infraestructura Internacional (CIISA), will handle the $27.6 million contract for the design, construction and expansion of the Las Garzas-Tanara section of the Panamerican road, in Panama Province.
Panama Oeste Province will see three major projects being carried out. A $27.5 million contract for road renovation works will be handled by the Consorcio Macasa-IPC consortium. Constructora Meco will handle upgrading works worth $20.75 million on the Chumical-Veracruz road, building a bridge spanning the Veracruz ravine, and studies, design and construction of the Puerto Vacamonte-El Chumical road. And Costa Rican contractor Constructora Meco will handle the $19 million design and construction of the Centenario-Nuevo Emperador road.
In addition, Constructora Urbana will handle a $20.55 million contract for design and construction of roads in Ngabe Bugle and Chiriqui Province. And the Consorcio Azuero consortium, comprising Ingenieria y Remodelaciones Civiles and Constructora Rodsa, will handle a number of road projects in Los Santos Province and Herrera Provinces.