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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 28 June 2019

In brief: Colombia

* The Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB) is today (28 June) launching the bidding process for the construction and operation of the first metro line in Colombia’s capital Bogotá. The US$4.4bn project has attracted interest from several Chinese, European, and Latin American companies, with a total of six international consortia registered to take part in the bidding process. The contract will be awarded to the winning bidder in October, with construction due to start in 2020 and the new metro line expected to be operational by 2025.