Colombian vice president Germán Vargas Lleras was in Norte de Santander department on Friday to sign the construction contract for the fourth generation (4G) highway between Bucaramanga and Pamplona.

Back in April, Colombian company CSS Constructores was awarded the concession, the first in the third wave of the 4G highway program. Pre-construction of works are expected to begin in the next few days.

Investment in the works is for a total of 888bn pesos (US$298mn), according to a release from the office of Colombia's vice presidency.

The Bucaramanga-Pamplona concession contract includes 133km of highway as well as the construction of 13.5km of new of new highway, improvement works to 51km, the rehabilitation of a further 68.6km, and 10 passing lanes, in addition to building 28 bridges.

The vice president was also expected to attend the completion of works ceremony for phases I and II of the Alcantarillado sanitation project in the municipality Villa del Rosario. The finished work will benefit 136,000 people, reaching 80% of basic sanitation coverage.


Source: BNamericas