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They maintain that the Magdalena Canal will benefit the country in economic terms

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“A deepening, widening and beaconing dredging work is necessary to allow its use as a navigation route for river transport”, raises the CEPA in its report.

For CEPA, the technical conditions to advance with the construction of the Magdalena Channel They are already given because the preparation of the bidding documents, the instances of citizen participation and the consultations at the international level were fulfilled.

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“In geostrategic terms, the Canal provides a direct outlet to the sea and improves river-maritime connectivity, which contributes to integration with the world” says the study.

Also, it is noted that the Indian Point Channel It is currently the only way of entry and exit to the ports of the rivers of La Plata, Paran√° and Uruguay, which implies that the ships that depart from an Argentine port to another Argentine port must pass through waters of common use and request authorization from a foreign maritime authority to transit.

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The Magdalena Channelon the other hand, “allows autonomy for our country’s foreign trade, by enabling a river route without external conditions until it reaches the sea,” the document indicates.

CEPA highlighted that the Magdalena Canal will improve “absolute navigation times between 4% and 10% for traffic from the north and 80% for traffic from the south and has the potential to generate between US$145 million and 243 million per year,” the study concludes.

Source: Ambito

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