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MOP spending US$20mn on southern highway paving
2011-03-14
Chile's public works ministry (MOP) is investing some 9.59bn pesos (US$19.9mn) in highway improvements in southern region XII, according to regional MOP director Pablo Rendoll.

 

The ministry is carrying out a paving project on an 8km stretch of highway Ruta 9 near town Fuerte Bulnes, the regional MOP office said in a release.

 

The project is costing 4.2bn pesos and is currently 95% complete, Rendoll said in a meeting with local residents.

 

MOP expects construction of another 10km stretch of the highway, from city Punta Arenas to Fuerte Bulnes, to begin shortly.

 

The comptroller general has approved a contract for the paving project, which will cost some 5.39bn pesos.


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