Tender Launched for Fourth Bridge Over Canal

The Ministry of Public Works has published the request for proposals for the tender of the design and construction of a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The companies pre-qualified to participate in the tender are Consorcio Panama Cuarto Puente (China); Consorcio Hyundai–Sacyr  (Korea / Spain); Dragados Sucursal Panama (Spain); Consorcio Astaldi-Daelim (Italy / Korea); Consorcio Cuarto Puente (China); and Consorcio CCB (Brazil), which includes the company Odebrecht.

See also: "Funding for the Fourth Bridge over the Canal"

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works:

The National Government through the Ministry of Public Works today published on the Panamacompras website, the request for proposals for the Best Value Tender with Separate Assessment for the "Design and Construction of a fourth bridge over the Panama Canal", whose approval date has been set for November 7, 2016.

The tender, which is scheduled for mid-January 2017, is for a mega-project which will expand the high capacity road network between the metropolitan area of Panama City and its interconnections with the west side of the Canal, which are necessary for absorption of the rapid expansion of the city to the West Canal area.

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From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works:

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