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Paraguay and Brazil approve specifications for Bioceanic Corridor bridge

Feb, 19, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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The delegations of Paraguay and Brazil approved the bidding documents for the construction of the bridge that will connect the cities of Carmelo Peralta (Paraguay) to Puerto Murtinho (Brazil). It is a fundamental part of the Bioceanic Corridor that will connect the Brazilian port terminals to the Port of Antofagasta, in Chile.

Both delegations reiterated the firm commitment made by the presidents of Paraguay and Brazil to complete the construction of the bridge financed by Itaipu Binacional.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, the bridge will allow road interconnection and will promote the sustainable development of both countries in addition to the other countries that integrate the Bioceanic Corridor. It will be a fundamental link to join the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean through the Chaco region of Paraguay.

The Paraguayan delegation for approval of the edicts was chaired by the General Director of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gloria Amarilla, and was composed of representatives from the Ministries of Public Works and Communications; Finance; Environment and Sustainable Development; Itaipu Binacional ( MD); and the Embassy of Paraguay in Brazil.

On the Brazilian side, representatives of the South America Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the National Department of Transport Infrastructure; Itaipu Binacional; and the Brazilian Embassy in Paraguay were present, in addition to representatives of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The graph below shows the volume handled between Paraguay and Brazil since 2017. The graph shows that there has been a considerable growth in exports from Paraguay to Brazil in the last year:

Imports and Exports from Paraguay to/from Brazil | Jan 2017 to Dec 2020 | TEU

Graphic source: DataLiner (To request a DataLiner demo click here)

Sources: Portal Portuário and IP Agency

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