Autopista al Mar 1 (IIC-11895-05)

  • Colombia
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  • IDB Invest
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Voting Date
Mar 27, 2018
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  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Sep 18, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 21, 2017

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Project Description

This project provides financing for the construction of 41 bridges and 1 tunnel on 76km of highway located in Antioquia. In addition to other parts, components include:

a)Improvement of the existing construction and construction of a second lane in the Medellin - Santa Fe section in Antioquia (33 km)

b)Construction of the 5 kilometer second tube of the Western Tunnel

c) Rehabilitation of the Bolombolo - Santa Fe section in Antioquia (62 km)

The project starts at Western Fernando Gómez Martínez tunnel, passes through the municipalities of Medellín, San Jerónimo, Sopetrán, and Santafé in Antioquia and continues on until reaching Cañasgordas and Salgar in western Antioquia. 

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Private Actors
Contact Information

For more information about the project, contact:

Luis del Valle Arellano
Financing Vicepresident 
Phone: +57 (4) 322 0393 ext. 120

For inquiries and comments to IIC, contact:
IIC’s Communications Group

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