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Colombia, Antioquia - co/26

Pacifico 3 highway

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) awarded the Pacifico 3 highway concession to the consortium comprising Mario Alberto Huertas Cotes (75 percent) and Constructora Meco Sociedad Anonima Sucursal Colombia (25 percent). The EUR308.63 million (COP778.33 billion) project, including the construction of 26 bridges, 5 short tunnels and a 3.4 km-long tunnel in Tesalia, has been split into six sections: La Pintada-La Felisa (49 km), La Felisa-Irra (14.5 km), La Felisa-Asia (88 km), Asia-La Virginia (26 km), Tesalia bypass (23 km) and Irra-Tres Puertas (31 km). The Pacifico 3 highway, with the two other projects Pacifico 1 and Pacifico 2, will connect the Atlantic Coast and Antioquia with Eje Cafetero and the Cauca valley, decreasing by 7h the travel time between Medellin and Buenaventura port. Visit http://www.ani.gov.co/article/ani-adjudica-proyecto-clave-para-conectar-antioquia-con-el-eje-cafetero-y-buenaventura-12492 and https://www.contratos.gov.co/consultas/detalleProceso.do?numConstancia=13-19-1585387. Ref.n. VJ-VE-IP-LP-009-2013. 30/14.