Endless Tender for Puerto La Union

CEPA authorities in El Salvador announced that they are still drafting the bases for re-tendering the concession for the port terminal operation.

Monday, October 22, 2018

In August, the authorities of the Executive Autonomous Port Commission (CEPA) reported that in October they planned to publish the tender documents to manage the Port La Union. However, recently announced that the bases are not yet ready.

See "A Useless Port in the Pacifica" and "New Attempt to Tender Puerto La Union"

Nelson Vanegas, president of CEPA, said to Laprensagrafica.com that the institution "... Continues to draft the bases for tendering the Port of the Central American Union. In addition, the entity is still in the phase of consultations with companies interested in taking over the operation of this terminal."

Also see "Puerto La Union: Nobody Wants the White Elephant"

Vanegas added that "... We are going to have a meeting very soon in El Salvador with the companies. There are already companies that have visited, they are being given all the technical information they require both the port and the surrounding areas, and of course the issue of the navigation channel."

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