Six Companies Qualify for Ring Road Project in Guatemala

Two Spanish companies, one German, one Mexican, one French and one Guatemalan have been selected in the tender for the construction of a four-lane highway and commuter train.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Companies Rios Ferrer, Guillén Llarena, Treviño y Rivera S.C. (Mexico) / Felipe Ochoa y Asociados (Mexico) / Consorcio Constructor, Supervisor y Certificador Internacional, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), DB International GmbH (Germany) / Cal y Mayor y Asociados SC (Mexico), IDOM Ingeniería y Consultoría, S.A. (Spain), Advanced Logistics Group S.A.U. / Corporación Helio (Spain), Anzueto y Asociados (Guatemala) / Oficina Técnica de Estudios y Control de Obras, S.A. (Spain) and SETEC (France) / LOGIT Consultoría (Brazil) have been qualified to participate in the preparation of pre-investment studies, feasibility, implementation and operation of the beltway and commuter train. The winning firm will be announced in mid-July.

"The project is known as Cross Ring Road, in which the plan is to build a commuter railway and a four-lane highway in the metropolitan area on the right of the railway. The goal is to connect the exit to the Atlantic with the Pacific and the investment amount is projected to be between $450 million to $500 million."

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The Ministry of Public Works plans to extend the stretch from Zacatecoluca, La Paz, to San Marcos Lempa, San Vicente, to two lanes in each direction.

Public-Private Partnerships Moving Slowly

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Out of a portfolio of seven infrastructure projects estimated at $1.3 billion and which are essential to the economic development of Guatemala, only one is just beginning to see the light.

The project to build the State Administrative Center, estimated at $200 million, is the only one that has started to be implemented since the National Agency for Partnerships for Economic Infrastructure Development (ANADIE) was created in 2013. However, the project, which is just at the stage of pre-qualification of companies, has encountered several obstacles that have delayed the process of making the award and starting the works.

Postponment of Prequalification for State Administrative Center

March 2015

An extension has been given, until April 20, to the deadline to prequalify for construction in a PPP model, for the Administrative Center of the State of Guatemala, a project which is estimated at $200 million.

The companies requesting an extension in the delivery of proposals for the first construction tender using the public-private partnership model are the Israeli Solel Boneh International Holdings AG and the Mexican Civil Engineers Asociados, SA de CV (ICA).

Railway Projects in Guatemala

November 2013

A public-private partnership to build and operate an urban passenger train and a railway terminal was announced for 2014.

The announcement was made by the director of the National Alliance for the Development of Economic Infrastructure (ANADIE), Julio Héctor Estrada, who added that in the long-term they are looking at extending the route from Tecún to Puerto Quetzal.

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