$174 million in Highway Construction Bids

In 2009's second half, Fomilenio will call bids in El Salvador for the construction of several highway stretches and two bridges.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Millennium Fund (Fomilenio) has committed nearly $174 million to be executed in the second half of the year for the enlargement of the Northern Longitudinal Highway (Carretera Longitudinal del Norte, CLN, in Spanish). Several highway stretches will be built, together with a 175 meter and a 360 meter bridge, both over the Lempa river, and other smaller complementary works throughout the entire project.

The executive director of Fomilenio, José Angel Quirós, was quoted in ElSalvador.com as saying: "The publication of the bids is being hold out by the lack of the definitive design and social viability, ... , but we expect these topics resolved in the next weeks, to start construction".

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El Salvador Starts Construction of Lempa River Bridge

December 2009

With a $2.3 million price tag, the bridge is the first project of the Northern Longitudinal Highway ("Carretera Longitudinal del Norte").

The bridge will feature two lanes of 3.23 meters width, and is a key element of the highway stretch that runs from Metapán, Santa Ana, to Nueva Concepción.

El Salvador Invites Bids for 2 Highway Stretches

November 2009

Stretches 3 and 4 of the highway "Longitudinal del Norte" would be put out to tender before the end of the year by the Millenium Fund (Fomilenio).

José Angel Quirós, Fomilenio's executive director, admitted the project is behind schedule, but explained they will have the definitive design next week.

El Salvador: Offers Presented for Northern Longitudinal Highway

August 2009

Six companies participated in the bidding process for the construction of stretch 2B1 of the Northern Longitudinal Highway.

Prices ranged from $14.1 million to $22.8 million, with the winner expected to be announced next week.

"The stretch to be built is 6 km long, with two 3.25 meter lanes each, and an extra 1.5 meters on each side", reports Laprensagrafica.com.

Tender for Road in North Eastern El Salvador

April 2009

Fomilienio expects to tender the first section of the Northern Longitudinal Road in the country’s eastern half.

Specifically, the section that is being designed for tender is the one that runs from Nuevo Edén de San Juan to Gotera.

In an article in laprensagrafica.com, José Ángel Quirós, executive director of Fomilenio, also indicated that the 7 kilometers from Santa Rosa to Guachipelín Matazano will be tendered at the end of May, and that later this year, it expects to launch and award the 2 bridges over the Lempa River: “The 150 meter long En Nombre de Jesús, Sensuntepeque bridge, and the 250 meter long Nuevo Edén de San Juan bridge, in San Miguel."

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