More than $10 million will be invested in a tourist complex in northern Colombia, located in the La Guajira department on the Caribbean coast.
The complex will be built near El Cerrejon, the largest open mine in the world, which is owned by international companies AngloAmerican, BHP Billiton and Xstrata.
According to La Republica, the idea is to attract more tourism to the area and position La Guajira as an international tourist destination. It will also provide accommodation for the large number of people who visiting the area because of the mine.
The project is called Waya Guajira, named after the local indigenous tribe the “Wayuu” and will have 140 bedrooms, a swimming pool and 17 “rancherias” (traditional indigenous cabins) to promote ecotourism.