Posted On 06 May 2014
While the Municipality of Guayaquil began the tender process to dredging eleven meters of the rocky zone, Los Goles, located in the access channel of the port, the Ministry of Transport and Public Works carries out measurements to identify a new space for the shipping terminal.
According to the State portfolio holder, Paola Carvajal, for the third quarter of the year will have `clear definitions to analyze with private companies, which are major stakeholders´. She said so at a conference organized by the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham).
In October of the previous year, the Ministry contracted the Spanish public company Engineering Systems for Defence of Spain (Isdefe), for the first phase of the Master Plan of the Exterior Port of Guayaquil. At then it was asked to `propose a minimum of three alternatives for the potential location and management of the outer port´. The work had to take seven months from the signing of the contract.
Meanwhile, the Council published last Friday the process to hire the work which will eliminate Los Goles. The plan has a cost of $17 ‘018.293, 63. The works will take place between buoys 7 and 11 to a depth of 11 meters at low tide in the access channel, on an estimated time of 180 days from the notification that the advance payment is available.