Brazil hopes for new highway linking Cochabamba and Beni after cancellation of TIPNIS

Posted on October 24, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Border Issues, Brazil, Business, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Politics

Aborted highway project through TIPNIS, now Brazil’s government hopes the highway linking the departments of Cochabamba and Beni is realized at the mercy of an alternative route that satisfies all stakeholders.

The construction of the road, valued three years ago at $ 415 million was awarded, precisely in 2008, Brazil’s OAS on the basis of a financing agreement for more than 70 percent of the work by the Brazilian state-owned Bank Development (BNDES). Read Article

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