The Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Uruguay has awarded Ineco consultancy contracts for the supervision of design drafting and works management on the Paso de los Toros-Montevideo railway line and access to the port. The job includes supervision of the executive project and works, including signalling and communications systems, as well as assistance in carrying out the necessary tests for the commissioning of the railway infrastructure.
The Central Railway project consists of the design, construction and maintenance of 273 kilometres of railway between the port of Montevideo and the city of Paso de los Toros, applying the highest European standards in terms of safety. Uruguay is promoting a transport infrastructure programme to strengthen its logistics platform, complementing the railways with road haulage and the port system. The commissions are the result of an agreement signed between the transport ministries of Uruguay and Spain to consolidate cooperation in the field of infrastructure and transport.