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Govt aims to launch three major concession projects by 2012 (Paraguay)
The Paraguayan government aims to launch three major concession projects for tender by 2012, the public works ministry's (MOPC) special projects division coordinator, Gonzalo Garay, told BNamericas.


The first project involves the concession of capital Asuncion's Silvio Pettirossi international airport, which will be the country's first concessioned airport terminal, said Garay.


The second project involves concessioning the country's share of the Paraguay-Parana waterway. Works will involve dredging of the waterway to improve its navigability in Paraguayan territory.


The project will benefit the country's cabotage activity as well as the productive sector, Garay added.


MOPC is also working on the concession of five highway stretches in the country's south-eastern area. The routes form a triangle that connects with high-productivity areas as well as the Paraguay-Parana waterway.


Garay - who is also Paraguay's coordinator for the South American infrastructure integration initiative IIRSA - was speaking at the BNamericas Southern Cone Infrastructure Summit, held in Chilean capital Santiago on October 6-8.

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