River Dredging in Guatemala has $13 Million Tender

The Road Maintenance Fund (Covial) will invest a total $23 million during 2009 in river dredging and mitigation.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Prensa Libre published: "For now, there are $13 million tendered for work on the Paz, Naranjo, Suchiate, Samalá, Siguacán, Pensivo and Polochic Motagua rivers and on the Chiquimulilla Channel.

The work will be done on the rivers with the most volume in the country with the aim of avoiding disasters in the winter.

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$5 million River Dredging Contract Awarded

April 2014

In the tender for dredging works on the Tamazulapa River in Guatemala three companies presented offers with the contract finally being awarded to Alquiler de Tractores S.A.

The recruitment process for the dredging began in November 2013, bids were submitted on March 12 and a week later Alquiler de Tractores S.A. was chosen as the winner.

Guatemala: $52 Million for Road Maintenance

May 2016

The government has announced it will be inviting bids for river dredging in order to prevent flooding as well as maintenance of roads that are affected during the rainy season.

The Minister of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV), Aldo Garcia, stated that he was aware that the $52 million allocated to dealing with the consequences of the rainy season on road infrastructure will not be enough, but explained that " ... 'we paid off a road sweeping debt of 400 million quetzales which we owed to contractors since 2015, we only have 400 million quetzales left ($52 million)'. "

Guatemala: 434 Road Maintenance Contracts

March 2014

281 contests for road maintenance and 89 supervision projects are in the pipeline.

The Road Maintenance Trust Fund (Covial) is executing a road maintenance plan that involves maintenance works for roads and bridges.

"Since March 4 until yesterday we have published on Guatecompras 209 contests for maintaining paved roads, 72 for repairing unpaved routes and 89 for monitoring projects .Pending contests are for the maintenance of bridges. "

70% of Infrastructure Projects in Guatemala Paralyzed

January 2011

Non-payment by the Road Maintenance Unit has led to a standstill of almost 70% of contracted works.

José González Campos, president of the Guatemalan Association of Construction Contractors adds that they are still working but at a much slower pace.

"The representative of the contractors says that according to his estimates, until December 31st, just COVIAL owed them $ 192 million for regular road maintenance works and the repairs to damage caused by natural disasters," reported Sigloxxi.com.

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