Talks about a metro system started swirling around during the early hours of the Martinelli Administration, and the Government has announced the terms and the final selection of 6 companies. The winning company’s bid to be announced the end of September.
A total of six companies have been picked that are in competition with each other to build the Panama City Metro. Two are Spanish and the others are from various Countries. U.S. and France also are two Countries that had representative company’s making bids. The selection process was analyzing the proposals from the 48 that bid for the contract.
Roberto Roy, the Executive Secretary of the Government Metro Group said “the selection of the winning Company would be based on demonstrated experience of integrated technical assistance in Metro type projects”. The Company that wins the contract shall develop the conceptual design, and oversee the bidding process along with administering the project.
As the contract is still in the planning mode one does not yet know what will have to be set a side for a completion budget. The office of Executive Secretary of Metro was created on the day President Ricardo Martinelli was sworn into office on July 1, 2009.