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Ministry begins US$24mn Herrera highway improvements (Panama)

Panama's public works ministry (MOP) has kicked off highway improvement works in the Pesé district of central Herrera province.

Argentine firm Benito Roggio e Hijos will have one year to complete paving, expansion and improvement works budgeted at US$23.5mn, MOP said in a release.

Work involves paving some 32.7km on the Cabuya-Los Higos, Cabuya-Potuguilla, Rincón Hondo-Esquiguita, Cruce Limón-Bórrola, Pesé-Las Cabras and Cascajalillo-La Arenita-Las Cabras highways.

The project aims to improve connectivity between eight areas of Pesé district, the release said.

MOP awarded the project in February this year. Other bidders included Constructora Urbana (Cusa), Constructora Raasa de Panamá, Condotte Panamá, Globetec Panamá and Colombia's Valorcon, BNamericas reported previously.

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