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MTOP receives green light to launch studies for Cañar roadworks (Ecuador)

Ecuador's transport and public works ministry (MTOP) has received approval from national planning and development secretary Senplades to begin studies costing US$1.43mn for road projects in Cañar province.

The 13 projects involve studies for some 80km of highway. Contractors will be hired through the country's e-procurement portal, according to a ministry release.

The ministry has already hired two firms to carry out studies for road projects in Cañar. Local firm Cevaconsult will perform studies on the 23km El Tambo-Ingapirca-Honorato Vásquez stretch, which will cost US$270,000.

Irigoyen y Asociados, meanwhile, will complete studies on the Ducur-Gualleturo y Jalupata-Chontamarca stretch, budgeted at US$323,000.

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