The tender process is being rerun for a key road upgrade project in Bolivia. The project is for the widening of the road connecting Sucre and Yamparaez. The plan is to turn the road into a dual carriageway, featuring two lanes in either direction. This will improve safety for drivers, a key issue for Bolivia, and also boost capacity on the route.
The tender is being rerun as the initial bids for the project in the previous tender did not meet the requirements. The five previous bidders, comprising Chinese and Latin American contractors, are all being given the chance to resubmit new tenders for the work. The tender process is being managed by Bolivia's state-owned road company, ABC.