Guatemala: Tender for Cablecar

It has been announced that in late November the request for proposals document will be published for the award in concession of its construction and operation, and it is estimated that the cost will amount to $180 million.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It has been reported that the foreign companies that have already expressed interest in the project are Doppelmayr / Garaventa, of Austria, and the Leitner Poma group. According to municipal authorities, the bidding rules are ready, and will be published on the Guatecompras website later this month. reports that "...The request for proposals for the AeroMetro has as parameters for the undertakings concerned, that the shuttle service will be awarded in concession for 25 years at the latest; technical expertise in implementing cableway transportation systems, and financial strength to implement it, which would cost ($180 million) Q1 thousand 400 million-."

"... The requirements of the tender will also contain the routes for two lines. The first route will start with a station in Molino de las Flores, Zone 2 of Mixco, and the cars will travel across the Roosevelt road until they reach the station El Trebol in zone 8. The second route will start at the station El Trebol, and the booths in which passengers will ride will go over the Liberation Boulevard, crossing in the 7th. Avenue of Zone 13 to Montufar street, in Zone 9, until they reach Plaza España."

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The air transport system will have 288 gondolas, 10 stations and will have to carry least 5,500 to 6,000 passengers per hour.

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Guatemala: Urban Cable Car Project

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The Municipality of Guatemala claims to have the permits to use the airspace in streets of the capital and Mixco, and needs an endorsement from the CIV before the route to be used can be decided.

Although last November it was indicated that at the end of that month the specifications would be published to grant in concession the construction and operation of the cable car or aerometer, some procedures and permits have yet to be completed in order to proceed with the tender process.

A Cable Car for Guatemala City

April 2016

A feasibility study ordered by the Municipality of Guatemala found that it is feasible to install an urban transport cable car system, which will be called AeroMetro.

Although there is still no certainty about the final cost, a representative of the Municipality of Guatemala, Carlos Sandoval, told that " 'Everything points to it being an investment using public capital from the municipality and money from private companies. A public-private partnership.´"

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Authorities unveiled a proposed $50 million, 3 kilometer cable car transportation project in San Miguelito.

The route will span from Samaria to Samaria Piedra, going through Sinaí, Don Bosco and Río Palomo.

Representative Raún Pineda, who presented the project, stated that it "could be financed using the $1 billion credit line granted by Brazil", reports newspaper La Estrella.

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