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MTOP to spend US$50mn on infra works over next 5 years (Uruguay)
Uruguay's public works and transport ministry (MTOP) will invest some US$50mn in infrastructure projects over the next five years, the presidential website reported.


Of the total budget for the period, 10% will go towards improving road infrastructure, including the General Jose Artigas, Andres Artigas and General Eugenio Garzon highways, as well as the Yucutuja, Cuaro and Concordia bridges.


Improvements will also be carried out at Bella Union port in northern Artigas department.


Uruguay's government aims for the country to become a trade hub by 2030, according to the report.


"We need to have adequate infrastructure including highways, railways and river transport that can allow us to transport products and people from one place to another, benefiting the entire country," said public works and transport minister Enrique Pintado.

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