Uruguay's national port authority (ANP) has shortlisted six firms in a tender to carry out a feasibility study for a dry port in northern city Rivera, an ANP official told BNamericas.
A total of 14 companies submitted offers, but eight failed to meet the bidding requirements. A special committee is now reviewing offers from the six firms that passed the first stage, said the official, who declined to reveal the names of the prequalified firms.
The committee is expected to submit its decision to ANP's tenders division in June, the official added.
The consultancy study will determine the technical and financial feasibility of building a dry port in Rivera, near Uruguay's border with Brazil.
The dry port would handle cargo coming into Uruguay from southern Brazil and Paraguay, as well as cargo heading to the Brazilian market from Uruguay and Argentina, the official said.