The Colombian government will spend more than $83 million on road reconstruction to fix routes that were damaged during the winter.
“We are making efforts so that the funds are ready in the first half of this year, the idea is to prioritize the departments in which the damage to roads has been the greatest,” said Marquez.
According to the World Bank, bad roads, particularly ones that link the country’s major cities to the coasts, bottleneck Colombia’s economic competitiveness.
BACKGROUND: Colombia’s infrastructure hinders development
The construction of a major motorway called ‘Ruta del Sol’ (Route of the Sun), which is set to connect port cities in the Caribbean with the Pacific coast via Colombia’s capital city, is currently underway.