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Transport ministry to promote investment in Amazon river (Colombia)
2010-12-16
Colombia's transport ministry (Mintransporte) expects to implement a policy next year to promote investment in the Amazonas water basin, the ministry's navigability coordinator, Marina Tijo, told BNamericas.

 

The plan aims to improve navigability conditions along Colombia's share of the Amazon river and its tributaries, Tijo said.

 

Concessioned works could include the construction of fluvial port terminals and dredging work on waterways in the area.

 

Ministry officials are currently analyzing studies to draw up a policy to be approved next year, so that it can be implemented as soon as possible.

 

The projects would contribute to an increase in trade between southern Colombia and neighboring countries Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela, as well as Peru, according to the official.


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