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Public-private partnership to rehabilitate Uruguay's most transited highways

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 08:05 UTC
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Route 21 is used mostly by trucks transporting grains to the Nueva Palmira port, the country's second busiest Route 21 is used mostly by trucks transporting grains to the Nueva Palmira port, the country's second busiest
Route 24 in Rio Negro and Paysandú are used mostly by the logging industry and Mercosur trucks joining Uruguay with Argentina and Chile Route 24 in Rio Negro and Paysandú are used mostly by the logging industry and Mercosur trucks joining Uruguay with Argentina and Chile

Spanish construction company Sacyr joined Uruguay's Grinor in a consortium bidding for a contract to recover and maintain highways in the Mercosur member country.

 The Corredor Vial 21-14 project, described as a public-private partnership, involves the rehabilitation and maintenance of 170 kilometers of existing roads in western Uruguay. The first three years of the 24-year concession will be devoted to renovation and construction to bring the entire network up to standard.

Other bidders include the Teyma consortium, formed by the Uruguayan subsidiary of Spain's Abengoa and Argentine firm Chediack, and another group comprising six local companies.

An advisory committee is currently reviewing the proposals and will make a recommendation.

The project covers Route 21 between the cities of Nueva Palmira and Mercedes, used mostly by cargo trucks transporting grains to the Nueva Palmira port on the Uruguay River; and Route 24 in Rio Negro and Paysandú provinces, serving the logging industry.

The required investment for the first three years of the project is estimated at 78 million dollars.

Officials say the government will pay the selected operator a fixed annual fee of 13.4 million and a variable amount related to traffic load that is expected to range from 4.5 million a year at the outset to 9.3 million.

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  • ChrisR

    Just like the UK, “No Money Pepe” spent fuck-all on the roads system giving it instead to the stinking idle “poor” that infest MVD and some outlying areas.

    He even held up pre-agreed pay rises to the teachers to pay these workshy arseholes and then called the teachers “part-timers” when they carried out a series of strikes.

    Had they have maintained the railroads all the bulkers could have used them instead of having to use roads with no sub-base and only 25mm of tarmac rolled on top.

    Absolute fucking cretinous arseholes the Broad Fraud.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 11:18 am 0
  • Stevie

    And you are still in Uruguay...

    Matter of fact, Frente Amplio has been in power longer than you have been in the country.

    Either you are masochist or full of it...

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 02:13 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Argieuruguayo

    You have never tried to research Uruguay from outside the country, that is for sure. If you had you would find very little about the failures symptomatic of the Broad Fraud because Vasquez was considered a good guy (for SA - my comment).

    “No Money Pepe” has been acknowledged as a complete disaster and deservedly so. Under his malfeance the budget surplus had gone in 2013 to be replaced by loans that will take at least two generations to pay back: all this for a population of 3.3M, and yes my wife and I are in the census.

    I realise being an argie it is difficult for you to tell the truth but I have no problem putting the reality to this board.

    I wonder who the rest believe, me or you? Ha, ha, ha.

    Apr 01st, 2015 - 05:53 pm 0
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