Costa Rica: $6 million Contracts for Bridges

In the final days of the Chinchilla administration, the usually slow Ministry of Public Works and the Conavi have accelerated the award of road projects.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The National Roads Authority (CONAVI) also awarded contracts for geometric designs, pavement designs and construction plans, as well as the proposed road signs and a budget for four sections of the National Route 1856, Juan Rafael Mora Porras, at a cost of $2.27 million (¢1.251 billion).

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT):


Wednesday April 9, 2014.
The bridges over the rivers Isla Cinta, Cureña, Cureñita rivers. Tambor and over the storm drains Trinidad and QurbrariaBarbudo, on National Route 1856, will have six pre assembled, metal structures placed over them. The total cost will be 'of C2479 million.

This was explained by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Dr. Pedro Luis Fernández Castro, adding that the bridges will be purchased from the company Waarner Hiro Bridge Systems fWBBS), in the amount of c1,188 million, while the placement of these structures, installation of piling and construction of the approaches to be carried out by Meco, SA Construction with a combined value of C991 million.

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