La Paz, Sep 15 (EFE) .- Representatives of the Governments of Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay today agreed to create a permanent technical secretariat to promote the a bioceanic railway designed to link the Peruvian port of Ilo and the Brazilian of Santos, crossing Bolivian territory. p>
The decision was taken during the plenary meeting of the Operational Group Bioceanic (GOB) that decided the formation of the secretariat and its operation in the Bolivian region of Cochabamba (center), informed the Ministry of Public Works of Bolivia. P>
The secretariat will be based on the building of the Parliament of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), located in the town of San Benito, 39 kilometers The Vice President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, participated in the event and expressed the interest that its president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and Bolivian President Evo Morales, to meet in December in the port of Ilo for the purpose of discussing the project. p>
Also during the meeting, representatives of the Governments of Germany and Switzerland ratified their interest in supporting the rail integration plan and companies from these countries offered technical support for the coordination group that has been created. p>
The bioceanic train would have a length of 3,755 kilometers, allowing the connection of the central corridor of South America and facilitating exports to Asia. p>
In addition to Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, would benefit Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina through the construction of a railroad branch from Bolivian territory to a port area on Paraguayan soil linked to the waterway P> The project will require an investment of more than 10 billion dollars, according to estimates by the Bolivian authorities.