New Container Terminal at Puerto Quetzal
After having signed a contract for leasing the land for 25 years, the Spanish company Terminales de Contenedores de Barcelona will invest $120 million in the project.
Friday, August 3, 2012
After a rumor had spread about a concession for Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, which would have involved an international competitive tender, the controller of the port of Quetzal (EPQ), Allan Marroquin, yesterday informed Prensa Libre that "three week ago a contract was signed under which 35 thousand square meters will be leased to the Spanish company in Terminales de Contenedores de Barcelona (Grupo TCB). "
Guatemalan banks and investors will finance the Spanish company TCB for the construction of the new container terminal at Puerto Quetzal.
A study revealed that an international tender to award a concession for the lease of 35 thousand square meters would have generated more income for the state.
In light of the conflict caused by workers in Puerto Quetzal, the government has suspended the contract for leasing the land for a new container terminal which had been awarded to TCB.
Otto Perez Molina: "This is the third attempt to modernize the port and it must not fail, it must go ahead. I am determined for this to succeed and ask you to allow modernization "
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