Metro: Feasibility Study Announced

In the next few days it is planned to publish the bases of the pre-feasibility study for the construction of an underground metro in Guatemala City.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

After being informed in November 2018 of the proposal to develop a metro that would connect in its initial phase the municipality of Mixco with Zone 15 of the capital, which will require an estimated investment of $700 million, now announces the start of procedures to conduct feasibility studies.

See "Another Attempt to Build a Metro"

Agencia Nacional de Alianzas para el Desarrollo de Infraestructura Económica (ANADIE) is the institution that will publish the bases for the contract called "Pre-feasibility Study to determine the viability of the project for an integrated mass public transport system for the eastern-western axis of the metropolitan area of Guatemala", which should be submitted to a consultation process.

Erick Uribio, deputy director of Structuring of ANADIE, told that "... the Municipality of Guatemala has already asked to be a contracting institution of the State for this project, which they presented to the National Council of Alliances for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (Conadie)."

Uribio added that "... they will upload the draft to receive comments from the population and possible suppliers. By the end of March, they hope to publish the final version already authorized by the council."

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