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Vinci-ABN Amro wins highway tender

THE TRANSPORT Ministry’s evaluation committee has chosen the bid submitted by the French–Dutch consortium Vinci Concessions and ABN Amro Highway B.V. for the tender to construct the R1 dual carriageway sections between Nitra and Tekovské Nemce and the northern bypass of Banská Bystrica, the SITA newswire wrote.

THE TRANSPORT Ministry’s evaluation committee has chosen the bid submitted by the French–Dutch consortium Vinci Concessions and ABN Amro Highway B.V. for the tender to construct the R1 dual carriageway sections between Nitra and Tekovské Nemce and the northern bypass of Banská Bystrica, the SITA newswire wrote.

Vinci Concessions and ABN Amro Highway B.V. bid to build the 47-km long highway and the 4.7-km long bypass for €1.503 billion. The ministry estimated the costs at €553.2 million without VAT.

The committee also evaluated a bid submitted by a consortium led by Spanish firm Obrascon Huarte Lain within the second package of three public-private partnership (PPP) highway projects, Marián Jánošík, advisor and spokesman for the Transport Ministry, told SITA.

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