No final bids were submitted for the COP 1.69trn (USD 493.7m) Rionegro light rail project, according to official documents published on the Colombian procurement website SECOP.
The project attracted the interest of notable international companies, but none of them decided to participate in the process’s final stage.
The Rionegro LRT will most likely be developed as a public work once Rionegro’s new Mayor Rodrigo Hernández takes office on 1 January, a government spokesperson told Inframation.
The project’s engineering plans will be structured as before, but the capex will be adjusted downward, the source added.
The development consists of a 16.7km (10.4 miles) elevated line that will connect the northern part of Rionegro, a municipality 30km southeast of Medellín, with the José María Córdova International Airport, the second largest of the country after Bogotá’s El Dorado.