On 20/12 the offers for the two big projects of 680 million euros

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By Eleni Botas

The two big tenders of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Flyover of Thessaloniki and the Axis of the Southwestern Peloponnese, Department of Kalamata – Rizomylos – Pylos – Methoni, enter the final straight, with a total budget of approximately 680 million euros.

According to his information Capital.gr, the date for submission of financial bids, which was expected by the construction industry, is set for December 20. The goal for both projects is to have a contractor at the beginning of 2022 and within the new year to start their construction.

Specifically for December 20, the submission of financial bids in the tender for the project “Design, Construction, Financing, Operation and Maintenance of the Road Axis Southwest Peloponnese, Department Kalamata – Rizomylos – Pylos – Methoni, with PPP . “, with a budget of EUR 312 million.

The 5 schemes that will be invited to submit their bids are Avax, Aktor Concessions, Intrakat, GEK TERNA and the consortium Acciona Concesiones – Mytilineos. The project concerns the construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the National Road Kalamata – Rizomylos – Pylos – Methoni, with a total length of about 50 km, which includes the following sections: The section Kalamata – Rizomylos 16.4 km long, the section Rizomylos – Pylos 25.7 km long and the section Pylos – Methoni 7.9 km long.

The project will improve the safety of road infrastructure in the southwestern Peloponnese, while at the same time will contribute to the tourist upgrade of the area by cooperating with existing and planned transport infrastructure and ensuring fast and safe transportation.

In addition, through the implementation of this project, a reduction in transport costs and an increase in the competitiveness of the primary and secondary sectors of the region’s economy will be achieved.

The submission of financial bids is also scheduled for December 20 for the new Eastern Ring Road of Thessaloniki, or Flyover, which includes the creation of a new, overland highway, with a total budget of 370 million euros.

Five groups have expressed interest in the project: AVAX SA, GEK-TERNA SA, AKTOR CONCESSIONS SA, INTRACAT and the consortium “MYTILINEOS SA – INTERTOLL EUROPE ZRt.

The Flyover will serve 10,000 vehicles per hour per direction and will save lives, as today according to the data, the mortality rate on the Eastern Ring Road of Thessaloniki is 12 times higher than the Attiki Odos in Athens.

The pioneering project, unique of its kind in Greece, concerns 13 kilometers, with 9 uneven junctions, 4 kilometers of continuous Flyover bridge, 8 new bridges and 3 new tunnels. The budget is 370 million euros and will be financed with PPPs. Its construction will employ more than 1,000 employees.

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Source From: Capital

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