Approval for Highway Concession

After months without progress being reported in the process, the Communications Commission of the Guatemalan Congress issued a favorable opinion to the bill to rehabilitate and operate the Escuintla-Puerto Quetzal Highway.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The procedure has been delayed by several months, as the dossier was submitted from 5 October 2018 and only on 6 August received a positive opinion from the Committee on Communications, Transport and Public Works.

See "Pressure to Approve Highway Concession" and "Bureaucracy Threatens Highway Concession

Óscar Fernández, deputy to the Congress of the Republic, explained to Prensalibre.com that "... the resolution will be presented this week to the Legislative Direction and the document has 11 signatures of the members of the commission that is integrated with 21 parliamentarians, but 11 votes in favor are needed to approve an initiative."

The article adds that "... The contract is for 25 years, of these three will be for the construction and rehabilitation of the road, and 22 to operate it. It is expected to begin operating in 2022, if the project is approved in the Legislative."

Also see "Construction and Management of Highway Awarded” and "Highway Concession Confirmed

The project that in July 2018 was awarded to the Consorcio Autopistas de Guatemala, includes the 2 tracks that make up the Escuintla-Puerto Quetzal road section of the Central American route identified as CA-9 South "A", complementary works and other infrastructure to elevate it to highway level, as well as the administration, management, maintenance and operation of the Project, which guarantees the trafficability services with at least the required quality, reliability, continuity and safety.

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March 2019

Because of the lack of progress in Congress and the fact that 2019 is an election year, there is a risk in Guatemala that the concession to rehabilitate and operate the Escuintla-Puerto Quetzal Highway will not be granted.

In July 2018, the Consorcio Autopistas de Guatemala was awarded the contract for the rehabilitation, maintenance and administration of the Escuintla-Puerto Quetzal highway, with toll collection.

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