Works End at North Highway

With a $ 34.6 million investment, the construction of section 2A of the Northern Highway in El Salvador has been completed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

With the construction of the first 23 miles of the CLN, the Road Connectivity FOMILENIO project has enabled 63.934 local residents to mobilize their products in less time, has joined two municipalities which for years had been separated by the Rio Lempa and improved access to basic services like education and health.

This road had a cost of U.S. $ 34.6 million, which included construction of the bridge over the Lempa River in the municipality of Santa Rosa Guachipilín, housing for poor families near the stretch of the highway, drainage systems, bridges and environmental protection works. The road was constructed by MECO Construction, which employed over 480 Salvadorans.

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El Salvador Wins International Arbitration Against Construction Company

July 2013

Meco of Costa Rica sued the Salvadoran government and Fomilenio for $1.3 million related to increased costs in the contract to build a road. reports: "An international arbitration court has ruled in favor of the Salvadoran government and the Millennium Fund of El Salvador (Fomilenio) who the Costa Rican company MECO sued for $ 1.3 million alleging that El Salvador breached the "financial suitability" clause of the contract for construction of section II of the Northern Longitudinal Highway: Metapan-Santa Rosa Guachipilín. The 'financial suitability', that MECO refers to concerns the calculation of the cost increases of the work over time (known as polynomial formula). "The company explained that this formula did not cover the increases in material that might be seen during the course of the execution of the work.

Construction Company Sought for Longitudinal Highway

August 2012

The abandonment of work on section 3-B of the Longitudinal del Norte in El Salvador by the company in charge, has obliged Fomilenio to hire another company to complete the road.

An article in reports that "The Colombian consortium Contein-Cortázar and Gutiérrez-La Herrera left the construction site of section 3-B of the Highway Longitudinal del Norte a little over a week ago.

El Salvador: Companies Bid for Bridge Over Lempa River

February 2010

Two companies, FCI Mexpresa and Astaldi Spa, submitted bids to build two bridges over the Lempa River.

FCI-Mexpresa submitted a $41.80 million bid to construct the bridges, while Astaldi proposed $24.85 million.

Both bridges will connect the Northern Longitudinal Highway (CLN). They are located in Nuevo Edén de San Juan and in Nombre de Jesús.

$174 million in Highway Construction Bids

July 2009

In 2009's second half, Fomilenio will call bids in El Salvador for the construction of several highway stretches and two bridges.

The Millennium Fund (Fomilenio) has committed nearly $174 million to be executed in the second half of the year for the enlargement of the Northern Longitudinal Highway (Carretera Longitudinal del Norte, CLN, in Spanish).

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