The Wall Street Journal | 10/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Brazil Odebrecht, Others To Bid For Colombia Highway To Coast
Oct 29--A group led by Brazil's construction firm Odebrecht SA and four other consortia registered to bid for the construction and operation of a 1,000-plus kilometer highway linking the country's center with the northern Caribbean coast.
The government will grant the rights to build and run three stretches of the four-lane highway that will link Villeta, 50 kilometers north of Bogota, and Cienaga on the Caribbean coast, 20 kilometers south of the port of Santa Marta.
The government dubbed the highway the "Ruta del Sol," the road to the sun in Spanish.
The concession was first scheduled to be auctioned in July but was delayed and the auction will be held in December.
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