TWO out of four bidders were shortlisted in a tender to build and operate stretches of the D1 highway around Žilina. Qualifying for the next part of the contest are: an international consortium comprising Hochtief PPP Solutions, Alpine Bau, FCC Construccion, Western Carpathians Motorway Investors Company; and a French-Swedish team comprising Vinci Concessions and Skanska Infrastructure Development, the SITA newswire wrote.
The project is the third package of public-private partnership projects (PPP) for construction of about 150 km of highways.
It includes construction of about 29 kilometres of highways and tunnels in technically demanding terrain from Hričovské Podhradie to Dubná Skala, the ČTK newswire wrote.
Construction costs for the project are estimated at approximately Sk40 billion (€1.328 billion), excluding VAT.
15. Sep 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports