Panama To Start Road Rearrangement in 2011

In the summer of 2011, authorities will begin construction of the remainder of the highway known as "Corredor del Norte".

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jorge Ricardo Fábrega, director of the Transportation Authority (ATTT), explained that while these rearrangement works are conducted, the highways known as Northern and Southern corridors will be used as the main backup roads.

Federico Suárez, head of the Public Works Ministry, told that "all the infrastructure projects being undertaken by the state (which include preparation works for the Metro and Metro Bus transportation systems and 16 bridges) will require between 2.5 and 3 years to be completed. To meet the deadline, they will use squads working 24 hours a day, on three rotating shifts".

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Panama: $40 million for Traffic Management

June 2013

The contract was awarded to the Spanish construction company FCC, as an extension of the work carried out on the Brazil highway.

The Ministry of Public Works in Panama awarded a $40 million subcontract to the company of Spanish origin, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A. (FCC), for the implementation of a "traffic management plan for the city's road realignment."

Costa Rica Reactivates Land Use Plan

January 2012

The new Land Use Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Area (POTGAM in Spanish) is already with the Ministry of Housing for final review.

The ministry, after consultations with different sectors, will release it next month, February 2012.

"The new POTGAM guidelines have not yet been revealed to the public, but the initiative is, of course, highly controversial.

Panama Awards Road Construction Projects

March 2011

Authorities awarded five maintenance contracts, which correspond to the second phase of the “road reorganization” program (“Reordenamiento Vial”).

Odebrecht, FCC and ICA-Meco obtained the highest scores and landed the contracts.

The largest contract, worth $776.9 million, was awarded to Brazilian corporation Odebrecht.

Tenders for Road Works Submitted in Panama

February 2011

Seven companies submitted bids for road realignment works in Panama City.

Participating companies are: Asociación Accidental Constructora Pirenarcia, S.A.-Transcaribe (Spain - Panama); Consorcio Ingenieros Civiles Asociados, S.A. from CV-Constructora MECO, S.A. (Mexico-Costa Rica), Constructora Norberto Odebrecht (Brasil), SACYR, S.A., Fomento de Construcción and Contratas, S.A.; CBPO Engenharía LTDA (Brasil) and CONALVÍAS, S.A.

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