Line Two of Panama Metro

The work to be tendered next year will be 6.2 miles longer than the first line, having a total length of 22 kilometers.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The project cost is still unknown, however, it has been revealed that the original proposal by the Secretariat of the Panama Metro has undergone some modifications. For example, the original route ran from Carmen church, where it interconnected with line one, following the Ricardo J. Alfaro road to the bridge of San Miguelito, where it would have continued until Dicembre 24," reported Prensa.com.

According to Roberto Roy, Minister of Canal Affairs and Executive Secretary of the Panama Metro, Line 2 will be fully above ground and will start in San Miguelito where it will interconnect with line 1 and continue all the way along the Domingo Diaz road until La Doña in the village Diciembre 24.

The SMP has initiated studies that are to be financed with its own resources, with non refundable financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Andean Development Corporation. When these are completed a tender will be launched for a package of final engineering studies.

The cost of the project and the type of financing is being analyzed at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The plan includes the construction of 15 elevated stations, one more than those built in the first Metro line.

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Panama Metro Chooses Adviser

October 2009

A consortium composed by POYRY-Cal and Mayor-GeoConsult was awarded the contract for consulting and advising in the design of the Metro system.

Technical bids were the most important for choosing the company, reported Roberto Roy, Metro Secretary.

"The winning consortium will develop the metro's conceptual design and prepare the documents for inviting bids for the project", reported Prensa.com.

4 Consortium Bidding for Panamanian Metro

October 2009

Groups "Poyry / Cal y Mayor", "Coteba", "Metro de Madrid / Mintra" and "Metro de Barcelona / Sener", submitted their bids.

On the other hand, URS Holdings and Parsons-Brinkerhoff, which had been shortlisted, decided not to bid for the consulting contract, which has a maximum price of $2 million.

6 Consortiums Bidding for Panamanian Metro

August 2009

IDB and CAF announced the six consortiums pre-selected for advising through the entire Metro project.

These are URS Holdings Inc. (U.S.A.), Parsons-Brinkerhoff (U.S.A.), Metro de Madrid (Spain) , Metro de Barcelona (Spain) , COTEBA (France) y POYRY/Cal y Mayor y Asociados (Switzerland and Mexico), informed Roberto Roy, executive secretary of the Panamanian Metro.

48 Companies Bidding for Panamanian Metro Consultancy

August 2009

Experts hired by IDB and CAF will choose the best six proposals next week.

Roberto Roy, Metro secretary, reported that once the six proposals are chosen, they will be evaluated and reviewed in a 30 day period.

He also said that "...by early October we could know who will be the main integral adviser of the project...", as reported by newspaper La Estrella.

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