Plans in hand for Colombian highway project

The Colombian authorities have plans in hand for a US$240 million highway upgrade project. In all, 10 groups have been pre-selected for the tender process for the work, according to a report by Business News Americas. The project is for upgrades and improvements to a 173km stretch of the Puerta de Hierro-Cruz del Viso highway. This work includes improvements to access roads in the area, which lies in Colombia’s northern Sucre, Bolívar and Atlántico departments. The country’s infrastructure agency, ANI, has
Finance & Funding / December 5, 2013
The Colombian authorities have plans in hand for a US$240 million highway upgrade project. In all, 10 groups have been pre-selected for the tender process for the work, according to a report by Business News Americas. The project is for upgrades and improvements to a 173km stretch of the Puerta de Hierro-Cruz del Viso highway. This work includes improvements to access roads in the area, which lies in Colombia’s northern Sucre, Bolívar and Atlántico departments. The country’s infrastructure agency, ANI, has stated that 3959 Sacyr, 976 Acciona, 930 Cintra and China's 5544 Sinohydro Group are amongst the companies that have been pre-selected, as well as a number of Colombian firms. The tender process will be for the economic proposals, with the project being planned under the public-private partnership model. The contract will include studies, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance. The project forms part of the Colombian Government’s long term Autopistas para la Prosperidad project, which is intended to redevelop the country’s road network. Included in the plans for the Autopistas para la Prosperidad project are the construction of some 838km of two-lane highways, 63km of bridges and 90km of tunnels.

Colombia recently had proposals for building and operating five highway projects, worth $4.1 billion, which will also form part of the overall Autopistas para la Prosperidad plan.
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