Guatemala: New Study for Ring Road

An announcement has been made for the launch in 2013 of a $4 million tender for a study of the construction of a mega bypass highway in the Guatemalan metropolitan area.

Monday, November 5, 2012

After having dragged on through the course of the present administration, the project, initially called the Peripheral Metropolitan Ring Road and then the Regional Ring Road, has been mentioned by the communications minister, Alejandro Sinibaldi, who announced that "the objective is to perform engineering and ground plan studies. The new studies will cost U.S. $4 million and the bidding process will begin in June 2013. "

According to Prensalibre.com Sinibaldi "ruled out that under their administration the work would starts, as previous governments had announced."

The road would connect 58 municipalities in eight departments.

- The original project called the Peripheral Metropolitan Ring Road, would have been 169 km in length. It was not feasible because of the difficulty of acquiring rights of way.

- The government of Oscar Berger planned two ring roads: one intermediate one measuring 100 kilometers and another measuring 120, but none materialized.

- In the administration of Alvaro Colom the project was relaunched as the Regional Ring and attempted to connect 58 municipalities in Guatemala, El Progreso, Jalapa, Jutiapa, Sacatepéquez, Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Santa Rosa on a 402 kilometer long road.

- Minister Sinibaldi said that under the current administration only the studies will be carried out in order to decide where the road will be built.



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Two Spanish companies, one German, one Mexican, one French and one Guatemalan have been selected in the tender for the construction of a four-lane highway and commuter train.

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Guatemala: Public Infrastructure Investment Announced

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Among the new projects is an alternative route to enter the department of Chimaltenango which will be awarded in December.

According to Alejandro Sinibaldi, Minister of Communications, the development of infrastructure projects in the department will reach $63 billion by the end of this administration.

Metropolitan Ring Road for $4 billion

October 2013

The feasibility studies for a highway linking the eight municipalities of the department of Guatemala were announced for 2014.

S21.com reports that the Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing (CIV) will carry out in 2014 a feasibility study for the construction of the Metropolitan Ring Road project, a study which "will cost approximately $5 million."

Business Growth in Guatemala

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Between kilometre 4 and 8.5 on the road to Guatemala City Atlantic there is a proliferation of malls.

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