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Transport Ministry shortlists four participants for PPP tender

FOUR consortia have been given the go-ahead to tender for a contract to build and operate about 50 kilometres of highways in a public-private partnership (PPP). The Transport Ministry announced the names of the shortlisted consortia, which will be invited to take part in the next step in the process on March 25, the SITA newswire wrote.

FOUR consortia have been given the go-ahead to tender for a contract to build and operate about 50 kilometres of highways in a public-private partnership (PPP). The Transport Ministry announced the names of the shortlisted consortia, which will be invited to take part in the next step in the process on March 25, the SITA newswire wrote.

The project to design, build, fund, operate and maintain selected stretches of the R1 dual carriageway in Slovakia falls within the second package of highway projects to be built under a PPP. All seven candidates interested in tendering had fulfilled the conditions for participation.

Marián Jánošík, a spokesperson for the Transport Minister, told SITA that the four participants invited to take part in the next round are: the six-member international consortium led by the French company Bouygues Travaux Publics SA, which also features the Slovak firms Doprastav and Váhostav-SK; a two-member group made up of the French Vinci Concessions S.A. and the Dutch ABN Amro Highway B.V.; a three-member consortium led by the Spanish company Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A.; and the Austrian two-member consortium uniting Strabag AG and Porr Solutions Immobilien-und Infrastukturprojekte.

The ministry was allowed to shortlist a maximum of four participants who met participation conditions for the next round of the tender.

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