Uruguay's transport and public works ministry, MTOP, has launched a consultancy tender for a study aimed to assess demand and the intermodal matrix of freight transport in the country.
The consultant will have to come up with a comprehensive modal scheme including road, rail and fluvial/maritime transport for the major freights that are currently being produced and transported throughout the country.
Ultimately, the MTOP looks at gathering the necessary information and tools to prioritize investment in the national transport network according to the best possible use of the resources available, the tender documents reads.
Uruguayan authorities are showing increasing commitment to diversify the freight transport matrix, which currently relies heavily on road transport. The MTOP is bringing forward projects to revamp the railway network and establish commercial boat routes with Brazil by connecting the Merín and Los Patos lakes.
The total budget for the tender is US$600,000 and bidders have until June 17 to present their offers.
For the tender documents follow the link