El Salvador: Diego Holguín Tender Delayed

To ensure the project is completed, the Ministry of Works will hire two different companies to finish the project.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two companies will be hired to work on two sections of the remaining 3.7 km.

Gerson Martinez, head of the Ministry of Public Works, stated "this decision brings additional benefits such as a greater participation of companies and the fact two construction companies will be working on the project simultaneously. However, it involves redefining bases and designs so they can be implemented in two different contracts," reported Laprensagrafica.com.

The preparation of two new tenders will generate a delay of about three weeks.

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El Salvador: New Tender for Boulevard Diego Holguín

May 2011

The Salvadoran Ministry of Public Works has launched the tender for the construction of two sections of the Boulevard.

Last February, a similar tender was declared unsuccessful. This time the project has been divided into two sections. According to an article in Laprensagrafica.com, "One section is called IIA and starts from the end of stage I and continues to to Jerusalén Avenue.

El Salvador: Bidding Postponed for Diego de Holguín Boulevard

November 2010

The Ministry of Public Works postponed until November 26th the date for opening bids.

The receipt and opening of bids for the construction of boulevard Diego de Holguín was scheduled for Thursday November 11th, according to the initial schedule.

"Public Works Minister, Gerson Martinez, explained that the main reason was the number of inquiries received from prospective bidders on the project.

$18 Million for Highway in El Salvador

May 2010

A loan by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration will help conclude stretch II of Boulevard Diego de Holguín.

Gerson Martínez, public works minister, explained that they expect to begin construction on August, once the Legislative approves the loan. Then they will invite companies to bid for its construction.

El Salvador Will Invite Highway Tenders

July 2009

Construction of stretch II of the "Diego de Holguín" boulevard will be granted to a different company, through a bidding process.

Gerson Martínez, Public Works Ministry, informed that the basis for the bids are almost ready and they expect to invite bids in August.

"He also said that $13 million have been requested to the Central American Economic Integration Bank (BCIE).

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