Three International Tenders for Road Works in Costa Rica

The Mexican company ICA, the Dominican La Estrella, the Chinese Sinohydro and two Costa Rican construction companies are bidding for road works projects worth $115 million.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Mexican ICA, the Dominican La Estrella, the Chinese Sinohydro were those companies involved in a contest conducted by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) for the construction of the northern section of the ring road in the capital city. Also taking part are the Costa Rican companies Hernan Solis and Meco by way of business consortia, allied with ICA and La Estrella.

The work will cost approximately $115 million, adding to the land to be expropriated. It is hoped that the work could be awarded in mid- January next year, for work to start in March 2015.

"The analysis has now been done. However, in order to conclude we have to seek clarification from the three bidders for the purpose of resolving financial, legal and technical issues," said MOPT chief, Pedro Castro.

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