Las Tablas Highway Construction Begins in Panama

The Ministry for Public Works has given Constructora Meco the order to proceed with the $74 million project.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The works will benefit the 24,000 inhabitants of the Los Santos province, located south west of the Panamanian capital on Azuero Peninsula. They will begin in the outskirts of Panama City and end in Las Tablas, the province's capital.

"The project also comprises the construction of four 3.35m lanes, foot bridges in populated areas and education centers," reports Prensa.com.

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Costa Rica: Eleven Companies Bidding on Road Building

August 2011

Proposals to build a 50.6 km expansion of the Inter-American highway range between $75 and $182 million.

The National Roads Authority (Conavi), received 11 bids for the expansion and rehabilitation of national road No. 1, North American highway, for the stretch Cañas-Liberia.

$150 Million Highway Contract Awarded in Panama

August 2010

Transcaribe Trading S.A. will be responsible for widening the Arraiján-La Chorrera highway to six lanes.

The Panamanian company presented the lowest offer in the competitive bid with two other construction companies, Meco and Urbana.

"In addition to resurfacing and widening the highway, the company will add a layer of asfalt to make the surface smoother," reports Prensa.com.

Panama Awards $178 Million in Highway Contracts

June 2010

Construction company CUSA was awarded the construction of the highway between David and Boquete, and Meco won the contract to build the link between La Villa and Las Tablas.

Panamanian company Cusa will have three years to complete the project and will be in charge of maintaining it for another three.

Panama: Two Companies Interested in Boquete-David Highway

May 2010

Just two companies, “Constructora Urbana” (Cusa) and “FCC Construcción” (FCC) submitted bids to build the highway between Boquete and David.

Cusa’s bid was priced at $118 million, plus a guarantee of $16 million, while FCC’s was priced at $127 million and a $13 million guarantee.

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