Bulgaria picks Bulgarian-Portuguese tie-up to build 243 mln euro motorway section

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Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency said on Tuesday that it has picked a tie-up between two local and one Portuguese companies to build a 10.4 kilometre section of Struma motorway for 475.2 million levs ($294.3 million/243 million euro).

The tie-up comprises Bulgaria’s Glavbolgarstroy International and GBS Infrastructure Construction, as well as Portugal’s EPOS – Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterraneas, the government agency said in a statement.

Works on the project should be completed within 1,556 days.

The tender for the deal attracted offers from three other tie-ups, two of which offered to build the section for a lower price.

The lowest price offer – of 410.1 million levs, was submitted by a tie-up between local Geostroy, Bias-M, and Ilia Burda. A tie-up between local Evropeiski Patishta, Groma Hold, Vodno Stroitelstvo – Blagoevgrad, Patproekt, and Ruteks, as well as Slovakia’s Vahostav-SK and Czech-based Metroprojekt Praha, offered to build the motorway section for 420 million levs.

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