Colombia expects to receive more
than $16 billion in mining and energy investments between 2009
and 2015, Finance Minister Oscar Zuluaga said on Wednesday.
“These are projects that are on the way. They have been
deemed viable and some of them are already financed,” Zuluaga
told a meeting of business leaders.
Colombia’s mining and energy sector has drawn increased
investment in recent years as a U.S.-backed security offensive
has pushed leftist guerrillas away from cities and highways. (Reuters)