Guatemala: Road Construction Awarded for $40 Million

The construction of 14 kilometers of road in Chimaltenango will be carried out by the company Constructora Nacional, which submitted the bid with the lowest amount.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Taking part in the public tender were the companies Construcciones, Servicios, Carreteras y Asesorías S.A., which submitted a bid of $43.9 million, Constructora de Obras Civiles S.A, with a bid of $43.2 million, SBI International Holdings, whose bid was $42,5 million and Norberto Odebrecht, whose bid was $55 million.

The company awarded the tender submitted a bid of $40.2 million, with a deposit of $2 million provided by Afianzadora G&T S.A.

The project consists of the construction of the bypass road from Chimaltenango Department, Route CA-01 OCC. Section: KM 48 CA-01 OCC. (SAN MIGUEL MORAZAN) - KM 62 CA-01 OCC.

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