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$17 million Bridge Construction

The consortium made up of the Costa Rican firm MECO and the Mexican firms Cal y Mayor y Asociados and Mexpresa has won the contract to design and build a bridge between Panama and Costa Rica, over the Sixaola River.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The tender consists of the design and construction of a binational bridge over the river Sixaola, and construction is scheduled to begin in late February 2017. The new binational bridge will have one lane in each direction, and will include bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways. It is expected that the new border structure will be in service in the first quarter of 2018.  

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Works in Costa Rica:

Costa Rica and Panama will start to realize the construction of the new binational Sixaola bridge in the first quarter of next year, with the works having been awarded to the Consorcio Binacional de Sixaola, comprised of the companies: Constructora MECO (Costa Rican), Cal y Mayor y Asociados (Mexico) and Mexpresa (Mexico). 
 
The Office of the United Nations for Project Services (UNOPS), in charge of this project, will sign the contract with the consortium selected next week, which will give the green light to start with the designs of the new structure, which is vital for both countries. 

http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Allotments_Bridge_Construction_for_17_million

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Border Bridge between Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurated

After investing $25 million in construction works, the new binational bridge that connects both countries and is located over the Sixaola River was inaugurated.

Friday, March 5, 2021

The total investment of this work was around $25 million, of which $10 million was contributed by the Mesoamerica Fund - Government of Mexico, and the governments of Costa Rica and Panama allocated $7.5 million each, according to a press release from the Ministry of Public Works of Panama (MOP).

Rafael Sabonge, head of the MOP said that "... it is a 260-meter work that will improve road connectivity and human mobility, as it has sidewalks for pedestrians and bicycle routes, and will also allow the transportation of goods between Panama and Costa Rica."

Sabonge added that "... it is estimated that this work will benefit around 15 thousand people from the towns of Sixaola and Guabito and more than 150 thousand people who transit through this bridge every year."

In December 2016, CentralAmericaData reported that the consortium formed by Costa Rica's MECO and Mexico's Cal y Mayor y Asociados and MEXPRESA won the contract to design and build the bridge between Panama and Costa Rica, over the Sixaola

River.https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Border_Bridge_between_Costa_Rica_and_Panama_Inaugurated

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