Wednesday, 21 December 2022 17:54

MOP receives bidding offers for the supervision of the Francisco Morazán viaduct

Written by Evelyn Alas

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP), is moving forward with the mega-project to widen the Panamerican Highway from Las Delicias, in Santa Tecla, to San Juan Opico and the construction of the Francisco Morazán viaduct, the modern overpass that will reduce costs and travel times to the west of the country.

Likewise, informed the Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, while explaining that in january they will receive the bids for the construction of the Francisco Morazán viaduct and expansion of the highway.

"The evaluation is fast, a bidding process can take two weeks, that is the average time it takes to evaluate a company".

The official has already mentioned that many companies are very interested in participating in this project, among them companies from Korea. In the case of the expansion of the highway, it will comprise 15 kilometers; from Las Delicias to the polyhedron it will be eight lanes and from the polyhedron to the Opico area it will be six lanes.

The mega-projects will have an investment of more than US$300 million and are financed by the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank), as well as the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

viaducto Francisco Morazán Archives - Presidencia de la República de El  Salvador

The construction time of the viaduct is expected to be two years. When completed, it will hold some records as the longest overpass in El Salvador, as well as the one that will be built at a greater height.

This project will solve the traffic problems in the area for the 60,000 drivers that pass through the sector every day, in addition to improving logistics with the west of the country, shortening travel times and costs.

The modern mega structure to be built is an example of the Central Government's commitment to solve the traffic problems and the risks for those who travel to the west of the country.


Translated by: A.M