Press Release

Santana-Mocoa-Neiva Road Concession has a new contractor

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Santana-Mocoa-Neiva Road Concession has a new contractor


This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

Aliadas para el Progreso S.A.S. sent a communication to the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) by means of which it announced that it will carry out the total assignment of the concession contract of the Santana-Mocoa-Neiva project, which will enable the execution of the works along the 456 km long corridor and integrates the departments of Huila, Cauca and Putumayo.

The assignment will be made to Rodovias Colombia SAS, a subordinate of Patria, which is one of the largest investment managers that is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange and registers an investment of more than 13.5 billion dollars, with more than 13 years of experience. Experience in the sector. In addition, Patria has among its main shareholders Blackstone, a North American investment bank that manages assets of more than 600 billion dollars.

In turn, Rodovias Colombia SAS is also a subordinate of Mercantil Colpatria SA, which currently has indirect participation in several highway projects under the responsibility of ANI, such as Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondó; GICA and Cartagena-Barranquilla and Circunvalar de la Prosperidad.

“The process progressed satisfactorily, our goal was to reactivate this project. The investment that we will make in this first part of the process will be to recover the trafficability of the road. The reactivation of Route 45 is essential for competitiveness but, above all, to regain the confidence of the inhabitants of Huila, Cauca and Putumayo, demonstrating that the works are concluded by working all of them in an articulated manner”, assured the Minister of Transport, Ángela Maria Orozco.

During the next few weeks the ANI together with Aliadas para el Progreso will advance the corresponding documentation for the signature of the otheri that formalizes the total transfer of the contract to Rodovias Colombia SAS

It is important to highlight that, in May 2020, the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) gave free rein to Phase I "Initial Period" of the Remedial Plan of the Santana - Mocoa - Neiva project, in order to exclusively make the interventions viable in critical sites and improvement of the road, which guarantee walkability and safety in this road corridor.

In addition, together with the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, public hearings were held on the Participatory Fiscal Control Strategy called “Compromiso Colombia”, to publicize the request for the formal start of the project assignment process and thus achieve its reactivation.

With the “Compromiso Colombia” strategy, the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic seeks to carry out projects of national, regional or local interest, which present different problems, through the generation of agreements between public entities, contractors and / or citizens organized.

“The announcement to carry out the total transfer of the Santana-Mocoa-Neiva project allows us to advance in the reactivation of this project and in the execution of these key works for this corridor, which connects the center with southern Colombia. We make all the necessary efforts to reactivate a fundamental project for the economic development of our country. We continue to advance in the premise of concluding, concluding, concluding the projects that are and belong to the citizens”, assured Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, president of the National Infrastructure Agency.

The National Government, through the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI), has made every effort to advance in the reactivation of this project that will improve the competitiveness and development of the departments of Huila, Cauca and Putumayo.

About the Santana-Mocoa-Neiva corridor

It is a project of the second wave of the Fourth Generation Highways (4G) , which has an extension of 456 kilometers. Its origin destination is Neiva - Puerto Asís. It has planned an investment of $1.6 billion in work (Figures from Dec 2019).

It has intervention activities between the following municipalities: Neiva - Campoalegre; Campoalegre - Giant; Giant - Garzón; Garzón - Pitalito - San Agustín; Pitalito - San Juan de Villalobos; San Juan de Villalobos - Mocoa and Mocoa - Santana.

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