Colombian tunnel project to open for tender
Colombia's Ministry of Transport has announced that the contract for the second La Linea tunnel will be put out to tender before the end of 2011.
The contract will be one of a number of infrastructure projects worth a total of US$2.41 billion, which will be put out to tender soon. Most of the contracts planned for tendering are for road projects. Colombia has been investing heavily in upgrading its infrastructure in a bid to develop the country’s economy by boosting its transport connections. This policy has generally been successful with the country’s stability and economy both improving, however the La Linea tunnel project has been subject to numerous delays. The tricky ground conditions proved challenging and resulted in a redesign of the tunnel, with considerably more drainage and support having been required for example.