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Chilean road concession opens for tender

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 3, 2020
The tender process for a contract for an upgrade to a section of Chile’s Route 5 will now open in September 2020.
Chilean road Talca
Concession   Chilean road Talca
The 195km section of Route 5 between Talca and Chillan in Central Chile will be improved.

Topics: Chile road

This tender was originally planned to open for bids in July 30th 2020, but due to the pandemic it will now open in 16th September 2020.

Route 5 is an important for transport in Chile, connecting the port of Puerto Montt in the south of the country with Arica in the north, close to the border with Peru, a distance of 3,100km by road.

In addition, Route 5 also passes through Chile’s capital, Santiago.

Improving the stretch between Talca and Chillan is expected to cost in the region of US$700 million. This area is important for Chile’s economy as it includes a substantial portion of the country’s wine production and transport to and from the region is vital.