Panama: $75 Million for Highway Repair

The road joining Bocas del Toro to Chiriquí will cost $75 million to repair and construction would take two and one-half years.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The current route is considered dangerous because of the constant landslides and the geological and subterranean water seepage problems that it has.

According to, Benjamin Colamarco, Public Works Minister, indicated: "This route is very dangerous and it may be convenient to build a new road through another route."

In relation to the above, "Colamarco said he hopes the specifications for the reconstruction of the existing route as well as the geological studies for an optional route that would go over the summit of the Central Mountain Range will be completed before the end of the current administration.

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Guatemala Awards Construction Works for $ 26 Million

March 2011

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Panama: Offers for $ 8 Million Road

January 2011

Five companies submitted bids for the rehabilitation project of the Calzada Larga Highway, Buenos Aires.

Companies presenting tenders to MOP were Conalvías / Centralmix, $ 8 million 644.560; Constructora Meco, $ 7 million 253.493; Consultores Profesionales de Ingeniería, $ 15 million 308.689, Constructores en Corporación, $ 7 million 164.163 and Constructora Urbana , $ 7 million 253.500.

$9 Million for Highway Maintenance

January 2010

Panama's transportation ministry invited bids for rehabilitation works at highway José Agustín Arango.

The bidding rules were published in PanamáCompra, and establish that bids must be submitted before March 2.

Works include removing road surface, installing drainage pipelines and installing cement layers, plus building a pedestrian bridge.

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