The companies CIT Construye, Transcaribe Trading and Central Vías submitted bids for asphalting, paving, reconstruction of curbs, and construction of storm drains, in the divisions of Metrovial and Área Canalera.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works:
For an amount of B /. 12.9 million, the Ministry of Public Works (MOP) held on February 25th a public act for an abbreviated best value tender for the 'Pave Your City' project (Working for your neighborhood), to address local needs in the divisions of Metrovial and Area Canalera.
The union of engineers has asked for the suspension of the tender to renovate a section of the Panamerican highway because the tender conditions demand a new asphalt mix that is not used in the country.
From a statement issued by the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA):
The Ministry of Public Works is proposing the creation of a National Asphalt Division, an entity which would be responsible for overseeing the quality of asphalt used on roads.
At the moment, authorization is being awaited from the Ministry of Finance for the creation of the National Asphalt Division which aims to, among other things, regulate the business of manufacturing concrete in the country, as well as improving control of product quality.
The formulas that determine the prices of products sold by the monopoly which is the state run oil company contain factors that create subsidies for gas and asphalt consumers at the expense of gasoline and diesel consumers.
An article published in Nacion.com reports on the results of an investigation into the calculation of consumer prices of automotive fuel, which states that since August 2008 changes have been put into effect to the formulas determined by the Regulatory Authority for Public Services (ARESEP), harming "... consumers of diesel and gasoline, who pay more per liter than the asphalt companies and gas users who save millions from the lower prices."
In Costa Rica the type of asphalt available is the AC-30 type, which is the only kind imported by state run company Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo, which has a monopoly on the import of petroleum and its derivatives.
'... Regardless of whether the area is hot, cold, rains a lot or a little, or if there is high or low traffic levels, in Costa Rica there is only one type of asphalt used for road construction. "
From the 17th to 22nd of November IBWC 2013 will be held during which modern asphalt paving techniques will be revealed.
In addition there will also be promotions of research and surveys by road network administrators, research centers, universities, companies and other entities involved with the activity in the segment of asphalt mixtures, to strengthen the development of this technology in Ibero American countries.
The Ministry of Transport is inviting bids for the supply of a plant for the continuous production of asphalt.
The purchase is backed with $1.6 million, and the plant should have a minimum capacity of 90,000 kilograms per hour, under the following conditions:
- Altitude above sea level, 1.000 meters.
- Content of asphalt mix of 5%.
- # 2 diesel fuel with a minimum calorie 36874.3 kJ / liter.
The Municipality of San Jose, Costa Rica is looking at funding options to replace asphalt with concrete on all the avenues in the city center.
During the inauguration ceremony for the new works on Avenida 10 in the capital city, the mayor, Johnny Araya, said: "We will be analyzing the financial alternatives, to see if we can give continuity to the project in other parts of the city and, that in the heart of the city at least, all the streets will be done in concrete .
The closure order has been overturned by senior management at the National Environmental Authority of Panama.
The asphalt plant belonging to the company Maribel S. A. located on the banks of the river Caimito in El Limon, La Chorrera, received orders to cease operations signed by the Regional Administrator of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) in western Panama, Armando Peralta, having considered that it "did not meet the requirement of the institution, such as having an environmental impact study and a plan for environmental remediation and management. "
Because of a lack of environmental impact studies and plans for adaptability and environmental suitability, authorities have ordered the closure of the asphalt processing plant property of Maribel SA.
Elsiglo.com reports that "Complaints made by families living in the surrounding neighborhoods led to the closure order for the asphalt processing plant that operates within the premises of the industrial complex located on the banks of the river Caimito, in Limon de La Chorrera, said Armando Peralta, regional director of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) in Western Panama. "
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