Key Colombian contract – contractor change
A new contractor will take over work for Colombia’s Santana-Mocoa-Neiva road. The project is worth around US$956 million and forms part of the country’s 4G infrastructure development programme. The work will now be handled by Grupo Ethus and involves a series of improvements, upgrades and widening to be carried out along 457km of the route, including building a 54km section. This project will be carried out in seven sections and is due for completion in 2023. The work was originally awarded to a concession firm, Aliadas para el Progreso. Colombia's national infrastructure agency (ANI) made the decision to transfer the contract for the project due to construction progress not having met the required targets.