The cartel for the $812 million project, which was approved last week by the National Concession Council (CNC), is to be awarded this year.
The president of the Costa Rican Chamber of Exporters (CADEXCO), Monica Araya, told Elfinancierocr.com that the cartel will be reviewed by an expert committee to determine a respective position. It must be remembered that CADEXCO has expressed concerns about the possibility that the process will end up in the hands of a single operator."
The cartel for the concession of the expansion of the Costa Rican Caribbean Port, with a reference amount of $812 million, was approved.
The Minister of Transport and Public Works of Costa Rica, Karla González, announced that the cartel for the tender of the Limón port project was approved, and it is expected to be published in the official newspaper in the coming days, giving bidders three months to submit their proposals.
Costa Rica's official newspaper will publish today the bidding rules for the concession of Port Moín.
According to sources from the National Concessions Council, the bidding rules for Port Moín concession should be published today in the Official Gazette, with modifications by the General Comptroller of the Republic.
The concession for the construction and operation will be offered by means of a sole process, and not fragmented as was speculated.
The idea of a process with several bidders had been supported by business unions such as the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica. This decision by the Costa Rican government goes against that idea, for which Minister Karla González had requested that businesspersons reflect on the theme to achieve a consensus on the issue.
Japdeva has requested an increase of 21% in rates at ports of Limon and Moin in the Costa Rican Caribbean.
The Board of the Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic (Japdeva) submitted the application to the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep), who must decide whether it supports the increase. The process could last about 75 days.
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