IDB has launched a consultancy tender to design a safety program for the 3,244km Pacific corridor linking Puebla city, Mexico, to Panama City as part of the Mesoamérica integration and development project.
The contract includes assessing existing safety conditions along the highway, suggesting measures such as infrastructure investments to improve conditions, proposing an inter-institutional coordination strategy to improve conditions and seek alternative financing, and more.
Bids must be submitted to IDB by April 15, according to project documents released by IDB, which is partially funding the safety program.
The consultancy is expected to wrap up in three months' time.
The Mesoamérica project includes investing over US$1.3bn to modernize the regional highway network. Other goals include integration projects in the power, electricity and IT sectors.