Peru cancels highway concession contract

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The Government of Peru has canceled the concession package for ’Via Expresa sur’ highway project. 

The concession was originally awarded to the Peruvian company, Graña y Montero. However, the involvement of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in the project has resulted in the cancellation of the deal. Odebrecht has been linked to a string of corruption scandals.

Jorge Muñoz, the mayor of Lima, said that with the concession contract with Graña y Montero being canceled, the work will be again concessioned. ¨We will have to find other alternatives to carry out the work,¨ he said.

The project is intended to reduce the travel times in Lima, with the work expected to cost US$200 million.

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