MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:ICA) (NYSE:ICA), the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announces that it signed a contract with Conagua, the National Water Commission, to build the Churubusco-Xochiaca water tunnel in Mexico City and Mexico state.
The Ps. 2,566 million fixed-price contract was awarded through a domestic bidding process. Construction will be completed over a term of 29 months.
The Churubusco-Xochiaca water tunnel is designed as an additional measure to reduce seasonal flooding in the Valley of Mexico, particularly in a fragment of the Nezahualcoyotl municipality and the adjacent Venustiano Carranza district of Mexico City. The project includes construction of a 13 km, 5 m interior diameter tunnel, nine 12 m diameter drop shafts with a depth of 30 m, six 8 m diameter drop shafts with a depth of 18 m, and associated works.
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Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. is Mexico's largest infrastructure company. ICA carries out large-scale civil and industrial construction projects and operates a portfolio of long-term assets, including airports, toll roads, water systems, and real estate. Founded in 1947, ICA is listed on the Mexican and New York Stock exchanges. For more information, visit ir.ica.com.mx
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