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Commencement ceremony held for SAN IGNACIO - PUERTO GANADERO Highway Construction in Bolivia

Update:2014-09-04

A grand commencement ceremony for the SAN IGNACIO – PUERTO GANADERO Highway Construction in Bolivia was held in Trinidad, Beni on the morning of 28th July, 2014. The ceremony was hosted by Bolivia Highway Administration, the project Employer, and attended by H.E. Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, Chairman of ABC Antonio, Employer's Representative Fernando, CWE's project manager and regional representative.


President Morales gave an enthusiastic address on the ceremony, expressing his satisfaction to the pre-construction preparation, introducing the mobilization of equipment and preparation by relevant parties, and describing the area where this project locates as a place to expect a happy livelihood. After the groundbreaking ceremony, President Morales personally drove towards the site a dump truck at the head of a fleet, which consisted of more than 50 dump trucks and extended for over one kilometer, being cheered by local residents all the way, with bunting and flags fluttering.


The contract for the SAN IGNACIO – PUERTO GANADERO Highway Construction was signed in November 2013. Upon the Employer's issuance of a notice to commence on 22nd May, 2014, a 3-month preparation was launched. With careful planning and organization by CWE staff, who overcame the 4800m ASL altitude sickness, the preparation work was well done and the first batch of 60-set equipment was delivered to the site ahead of schedule on 26th July, 2014 so as to enable the start of the project construction in advance.


The SAN IGNACIO – PUERTO GANADERO Highway Construction is to build a main road from Trinidad, the provincial capital of Beni, to San Ignacio. The local residents have been seriously suffered from poor conditions of traffic for many years, especially in the rainy season. Hence, the implementation of this project will significantly improve local transport condition and living standard and help to promote local livestock industry and economic development.


This ceremony was also attended by many main local media, who made interviews and reports on the activity. The success of this ceremony remarkably promoted the images and reputations of CTG and CWE in Bolivia and marked the beginning of material construction of this project.


(Translator: Chen Shuyun, Proofreader: Ma Li)