Colombia issues two new road tenders

Colombia has issued two new highway projects as part of its Autopistas de la Prosperidad PPP deal.

The country's transport agency ANI is to issue the deals for the Sea Highway 2 and the Magdalena River highway 1 under a design, build, operate and maintain framework.

As part of the deals, the Sea Highway project covers 139km of road, including 27 tunnels and 51 bridges. The project will incorporate the highway routes of Cañasgordas to Uramita, Variante Fuemia, Túnel de Fuemia, Debeiba to Mutatá and Mutat to El Tigre.

In addition, The Magdalena project will include a 159km highway, with six tunnels and 122 bridges, incorporating the regions of Predera, San Jose del Nus and Porcesito.

The deadline for the submissions of proposals is 25 November.

The Autopistas de la Prosperidad highway PPP consists of expanding five highways, totaling 900km, and the operation and maintenance of another 1,251km.

ANI has already qualified 10 firms each for the Pacific Connection highway concession 2 and the Pacific Connection highway concession 3, which make up part of the wider $7.1bn project