Offers in for Final Stretch of "Longitudinal del Norte" Highway

Six companies have bid to construct Section 3B of the Salvadoran highway that traverses the north of the country.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The participating companies presented offers of between $20 and $31 million include Astaldi, FCC Cosntrucciones, Constructora Santa Fé and Equipos de Construcción.

"The project comprises the design and construction of the works required for the project to run efficiently and deliver a functioning highway that, 'improves the infrastructure network in the north of El Salvador between Guarjila and the "Nombre de Jesús" bridge'. It will be carried out in two stages: design and construction," reports

José Ángel Quirós, Executive Director of Fomilenio, the country's Millenium Fund, said he expects the evaluation process to be completed in September so that the contract can be awarded.

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El Salvador: Bidding Opens for Longitudinal Highway

March 2009

The bidding for the second section (13.4 km) of the Longitudinal Highway North was opened.

There were six companies that made bids: MNV S.A. Gaskapital GRSA Consortium, the Italian company ASTALDI S.p.A., Constructora Santa Fe, Meco, CPK Consultores and SBI International Holding.

El Salvador: $14 Million for Northern Highway

September 2009

A new stretch of the 'Longitudinal del Norte' highway, dubbed '2B1', will be developed by builder Santa Fe Ltda., and finished October 2010.

It runs from Santa Rosa Guachipilín, in Santa Ana, to El Matazano in Chalatenango, extending over 7.8 km, with 2 lanes of 3.25 meters each.

El Salvador: Companies Bid for Bridge Over Lempa River

February 2010

Two companies, FCI Mexpresa and Astaldi Spa, submitted bids to build two bridges over the Lempa River.

FCI-Mexpresa submitted a $41.80 million bid to construct the bridges, while Astaldi proposed $24.85 million.

Both bridges will connect the Northern Longitudinal Highway (CLN). They are located in Nuevo Edén de San Juan and in Nombre de Jesús.

El Salvador: 85% of Fomilenio's Funds Now Allocated

September 2010

Of the $461 million Fomilenio donation, the government institution created to administer the projects has now committed $358 million.

September will mark three years since the signing of the agreement between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the US government and El Salvador.

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