Argentine Benito Roggio, Spanish Sacyr Concesiones, a consortium of Valencia based Torrescámara, Vossloh y FGV and the international KBR Group, lead by Alstom and Isolux Corsam are the final four bidders under consideration for the 40km project linking the Paraguyan capital with nearby Ypacarai. Proposals are now being evaluated, with a final decision scheduled for January 2016.
As plans are advanced to reinstate the Paraguayan capital’s railway, communities who live on the disused tracks and in the surrounding area are protesting the move, which would see them displaced and forced to move to the outskirts of Asuncion. The railway has been out of service since 1999, and many families who were forced from their homes during the 1983 Paraguayan River flood, have settled along the central stretches of the track.
El metro de Medellín, como ganador del premio Innovadores de América en la categoría de Desarrollo Social, fue invitado para hablar de su experiencia en Asunción, La Paz y Quito. El Metro de la capital antioqueña recibió el premio Innovadores de América en la categoría de Desarrollo Social el pasado 21 de agosto en Medellín.