The government will have to pay $35 million to the company OAS for breach of contract in the award of the construction of the road from San Ramon to San José.
The payment will be made in March 2014 with funding from the National Concessions Council and the budget allocated to that entity for the coming year, said Roberto Gallardo, Minister of Planning and member of the National Council of Concessions.
The failure in this country of a model which is successful in others, can be reversed with more efficiency in tender processes and improving the promotion of the projects.
The inability to properly promote and explain the format explains in part its failure in country.
While in other countries these kinds of concessions have proven to be one of the best formats for the development of public works, the mere mention of the word generates negative reactions in Costa Rica from a major part of the population.
The government has authorized, for 30 years, the granting of a concession for a tourist route made up of the stretches of road between El Progreso-Tela, San Pedro Sula-El Progreso and La Barca–El Progreso.
By issuance of a decree, the Commission for the Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships and the Department of Public Works, Transport and Housing have been authorized to sign with the company Autopistas del Atlántico a concession for the tourist corridor.
The National Port Authority of Honduras (ENP) has published the bidding rules to select a private operator for the bulk cargo terminal at Port Cortés.
From the press release by Coalianza:
The National Port Authority in its capacity as Settlor and Trustee, COALIANZA in its capacity as Settlor and Banco Atlántida in its capacity as Trustee, signed a Contract for Structuring, Management, Project Development and Promotion of the Bulk Terminal at Port Cortés. This Management Trust Agreement was approved in every one of its parts by the National Congress of the Republic by Decree 82-2012, which was published in the Official Gazette on August 31, 2012.
Authorities have put out to tender a pre-feasibility study to modernize the highway between Escuintla and Puerto Quetzal, by giving it to a private concessionaire.
Prensalibre.com reports that “should the project become reality, the Escuintla-Masagua-San José Port road will be toll-free, while the current route, known as CA-9 Sur A, which runs 46 km, will be turn into a toll road.
At the deadline for submission of bids for the $22 million tender for consultation on the Patacón landfill - a concession recently purchased by a company from Colombia – only one company, whose managers are also Colombian, presented itself.
James Ridge in his article in Prensa.com, reported that "The company Hidrosuelos Panama, S.A., which was incorporated in March 2011 and whose managers are from Colombia, was the only one that presented itself yesterday to the Authority for Urban and Household Waste (AAUD in Spanish) to bid for the $21 million consultancy tender for the "development of comprehensive diagnostic studies on the Patacón hill landfill ", which has a reference price of 22 million. The tender was made only one day after another Colombian company (Interaseo , Inc.) bought, for more than $12 million, Urbaser, a Spanish company that used to manage the landfill.
The Ministry of Public Works Public will tender the right to supply, install, maintain, preserve, develop, manage, use, usufruct, repair, replace, improve, build and operate 500 bus stops with the following characteristics:
Alternet Systems, Inc. announces $25 million contract with the Municipality of the City of Guatemala to provide mass transportation technology services.
Alternet Systems, Inc. today announced that Transtech de Guatemala, S.A., a regional subsidiary of the Company's joint venture with Tianjin IC Card Public Network Systems Co. LTD (TCPS), has signed a $25 million contract with the Municipality of the City of Guatemala for the operation and management of a bus prepaid fare collection system, user information systems, fleet management systems and security systems for the municipality's transportation company Transmetro, Inc. The population that will be served by these systems is estimated at more than 2.5 million passengers per day and more than 630 million trips per year. The initial duration of the contract is for 10 years and it is renewable for another 10 years, exclusively.
Armstrong Equipment, Inc. is an American based company that specializes in the distribution to Latin America of equipment and parts used in the mining sector, rock crushing and asphalt paving.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (305) 592 8361
DICCOC is a consulting and accredited inspection (ECA OI-016) company, with vast experience in the field. Since 2008 has inspection contracts with the state costarricense.
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2244 7570 - (506) 8857 9320
Constructora Celaque is a leader when it comes to construction of civil projects and mining in Honduras with more than 15 years of experience.
Operates in Honduras and Honduras
Phone: (504) 2239 6794 - (504) 9905 7845