Colombia tenders new road concession

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Colombia tenders new road concession

Colombia's public infrastructure authority ANI has launched a request for expressions of interest (RfEOI) for the Vias del Nus road PPP project.

The project is also called "Magdalena River highway 1", The main objective o the road is to establish a direct connection between Medellin and Cartegena Port and to link the regions of Antioquia and the Caribbean.

This concession, which belongs to Autopistas para la Prosperidad highway package, includes 159 Km, 6 tunnels and 126 bridges. Specifically, the project includes the following:

  • development of a new 9.6 km dual carriageway road between Pradera and Porcesito,
  • development of a new 5.1 km dual carriageway road between Porcesito and Quiebra tunnel,
  • development of two 4.1 km tunnels in Quiebra,
  • development of the 5.5 km Cisneros bypass,
  • maintenance of a 97.4 km road between Bello and Hatillo and between Hatillo and Don Matías, and
  • upgrade of a 35.7 km road between Cisneros and Alto de Dolores.

The total project investment is estimated at US$961.8 million. 

Interested parties must submit their expression of interest (EOI) on of before 1 December 2015. The project has been structured as a private initiative.

The project is part of the second wave of 4G highway projects, including a total of 9 concessions. This second wave includes a total investment of about P11,800 billion (US$4.64 billion). 4G involves the construction of about 8,000km of roads, including 1,200km of four-lane highways, with the majority of projects to be carried out as PPPs.

See tender documents.

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