Business unions from different sectors, impulsore, spoke in favor of the Waterway Master Plan, as a tool for logistical connectivity with the rest of the world. The project is stranded in the Legislative Branch.
Through a statement, different business associations that are part of the Driving Group of the Waterway Master Planrequested accompaniment to the proposal, which continues at the request of the Legislature.
The statement highlights that the project It will manage to maintain the navigability of the Paraguay River throughout the year, while ensuring environmental care and sustainability.
In this sense, they highlight the need for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (SUACE)a federal agency that is, in fact, part of the proposal.
“This collaboration will leave an invaluable legacy as the transfer of knowledge aimed at Paraguayan professionals, and will create the conditions for proper management of this natural resource,” the referents highlight.
The governments of Paraguay and the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard, through the National Chancellery. The project covers the Paraguayan stretch from the confluence with the Apa River to the confluence with the Pilcomayo River.
The cost will be 20 million dollars and the disbursement will be executed in five years, as confirmed by the head of Congress, Òscar Salomón.
The statement is signed by Feprinco (Federation of Production, Industry and Commerce), Capeco (Paraguayan Chamber of Exporters), UIP (Paraguayan Industrial Union), ARP (Rural Association of Paraguay), UGP (Union of Production Guilds ), Fecoprod (Federation of Production Cooperatives), Cerneco (Center for Regulation of Standards and Communication Studies), among others.