The consortium made up of the Costa Rican firm MECO and the Mexican firms Cal y Mayor y Asociados and Mexpresa has won the contract to design and build a bridge between Panama and Costa Rica, over the Sixaola River.
Thetenderconsists of the design and construction of a binational bridge over the river Sixaola, and construction is scheduled to begin in late February 2017. The new binational bridge will have one lane in each direction, and will include bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways.It is expected that the new border structure will be in service in the first quarter of 2018.
Italy's Salini Impregilo, Brazil's Odebrecht, the Chinese firm CHEC and Costa Rica's MECO are the four companies that participated in the field trip to see the route that line 3 will take.
From a statement issued by Metro de Panama:
With a visit to the site where the works of Line 3 of the Metro de Panama will be developed, today saw the start of the pre-selection process of companies eligible to participate in the Best Value Tender with separate evaluation for the construction of this mega project, which will benefit a large population of the province of Panama West.
Proposals ranged between $99 million and $117 million and were submitted by Consorcio Aguas de Santiago, Consorcio Rodsa, Constructora MECO and SACYR Construcción for construction of a sewer system in Veraguas.
The National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) reported that six companies submitted bids, but only four met the requirements set out in the tender documentation. The consortium Aguas Santiago bid $99,842,606.28; Rodsa consortium submitted a proposal for $97,357,243.20; Constructora MECO bid $95,555,278.25 and SACYR Construcción bid $117,117,706.30.
In Panama Constructora MECO SA has been awarded contracts for studies, design, construction, replacement of ranch-style infrastructure and other renovations and expansions in schools nationwide, Phase 1.
In the tender for the replacement, remodeling and expansion of schools in the District of Muna, Ngobe Bugle, Constructora MECO SA submitted a bid of $40.4 million, competing with proposals from Bienes Raices y Construcciones Nostrot S.A. and Metales Panamericanos, S. A., who bid $40.4 million and $5.6 million respectively.
In the $75 million tender to renovate the Via Transístmica, Sacyr's economic proposal was disqualified for failing to meet minimum eligibility requirements and MECO's was disqualified for proving to be onerous.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works:
Thirteen consortia took part in the meeting for approval of the tender to build the first phase of the parking lots for terminal 2 of Panama City airport.
Taking part in the approval meeting were the companies: Constructora Urbana, Constructora Meco, Fabritec/Monelca, Ingeniería RM, Extraco Ingeniería, Eridani, S.A., Conansa, Asfaltos Panameños, S.A., Derivados del Petróleo, S.A. Ingeniería IPC, Lavisa y Transcaribe Trading (TCT) and Transeq-Estrella.
Road renovation works and housing construction are the subject of some of the contracts awarded in Panama in November 2015.
The report entitled "Construction Projects in Panama - November 2016", prepared by the Business Intelligence unit at CentralAmericaData.com, provides a list of the main contracts for construction in November.
With the endorsement of the contract the companies Constructora Pirenaica and Grupmas Constructors will be able to start construction of the park in Chilibre, Panama Norte.
The park to be built in Chilibre, Panama Norte consists of a circle of 20 hectares which will have a center for municipal services, a sports complex, family recreation areas, retail markets, kindergartens and permaculture demonstration gardens, an arts and crafts school, green areas and areas for recreation, cultural events, sports and educational programs.
For the revitalization of Via España offers have been made by Centralvías EP, the consortium Cocige-Sinohydro, the Construction company Norberto Odebrecht, and the consortium Espacios Públicos Vía España (Meco and Rodsa).
Four consortia have submitted proposals ranging between $16 million and $25 million to build a bridge, which will be 285 meters long and will have three lanes, over the River Virilla on Route 32.
The consortia MECO-Puentes y Calzadas, CODOCSA-FREYSSINET-IDINSA, OAS-Orosí and Constructora HSolís submitted bids in the tender to build a new three lane bridge on Route 32 over the Virilla Bridge in the cantonal boundary between Tibás and Santo Domingo de Heredia.
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