El Salvador's public works ministry (MOPTVDU) has received two bids for the construction and supervision of stretch II of the Diego de Holguin boulevard project.
Local firm Equipos de Construccion (ECON) and Costa Rica's Constructora Meco submitted offers to build the highway, the ministry said in a release.
The ministry also received bids to supervise the project from Euroestudios-Cacisa, Rivera Garrouch, ASP Consultores-Asociacion de Profesionales, Planeamiento Arquitectura, Roberto Salazar y Asociados-Ingenieros Consultores, Cal y Mayor y Asociados and Consulta.
Bidding firms were given a voluntary agreement to sign, committing to supporting the country's transparency and anticorruption policies, the release said.
Diego de Holguin boulevard is an 8.3km six-lane expressway connecting Los Chorros highway to Los Proceres boulevard in capital San Salvador. The 3.7km second stretch will cost an estimated US$25mn, according to local press reports.
The consortium Copreca-Linares began the boulevard project in 2006; however, it was abandoned in January 2009. In May, the ministry filed formal charges before the attorney general over irregularities in the project, from the tender launch to its execution and supervision, BNamericas reported at the time.