Brazil and Paraguay initiate construction of second bridge across Paraná RiverMay, 13, 2019 Posted by datamarnews
On Friday Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro met with his Paraguayan counterpart Mario Abdo Benítez at Foz do Iguaçu to sign the authorization for the beginning of construction works to create a second bridge linking the countries. The 760m long bridge which will connect the border towns of Foz do Iguaçu, and Presidente Franco should be up and running by 2022.
Comunico ida a Foz do Iguaçu (PR) integrando comitiva do presidente @JairBolsonaro para lançamento da construção da 2a ponte entre Brasil e Paraguai. Projeto do @dnitoficial será cedido ao Governo do Paraná que tocará obra com recursos da Itaipu Binacional. Prazo: 36 meses pic.twitter.com/mzPQFDyect
— Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas (@tarcisiogdf) May 10, 2019
The bridge is hoped to unburden the Amizade International Bridge joining Foz de Iguaçu with Cuidad del Este which faces constant congestion. Bridge construction should cost R$462.9m and will be financed by the Itaipu hydroelectric dam which is shared by the two countries.