After an investment of $40 million dollars, this border post will speed up truck traffic.
The new Binational Border Service Center (CEBAF) in Desaguadero, used to speed up transit, vehicles, and goods between Bolivia and Peru, will be inaugurated next April 28, announced Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, said Gestión.
“The president explained that he will attend that day together with the President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, at the inauguration of the new border post located in that locality of Lake Titicaca.”, the media explained.
This new facility will occupy about seven hectares, after an investment of $40 million dollars. It’s objective: to avoid long truck queues.
“The daily transit average is of 1,570 people, about 572,000 a year, with a commercial flow of 1.6 million tons of exports and imports, worth $942.1 million US dollars annually.”, Gestión informed.
Another project announced by Morales is a new railroad that would link the port of Ilo, in the south of Peru, with that of Santos in Brazil, passing through Bolivia. There will be a meeting in the next months to define this construction, which it already has a “final design”, according to the Bolivian President.
“The estimated cost is between $14 and 15 billion dollars, for a journey of 3,755 kilometers, with possible branches to Uruguay and Paraguay.”, Morales told Gestión.