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Andean Group - January 2020

Chinese companies win Bogotá Metro contract

Colombian politicians have taken their time discussing a light passenger railway system for the capital, Bogotá. In fact, the Bogotá Metro has been discussed for no less than 70 years (the first proposal was made in the early 1940s) and there have been innumerable false starts. This time, however, it looks as if it really is happening. Contracts with a consortium formed by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and Xi’an Metro worth just under US$4.5bn were signed on 27 November 2019.

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