Óscar Salomón, head of Congress, spoke this morning at the end of the meeting with leaders from the Center for Shipowners and a representative of the United States Government.
“The previous project had problems with the Argentine government, they did not agree with that study, however, it has been modified and will only be carried out in Paraguayan waters”Solomon explained.
It’s about a master plan to improve navigation and includes the formulation, evaluation, comparison and selection of alternatives economically viable, socially and environmentally sustainable, as well as technically sound, for the navigability of the Paraguay River.
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It covers the Paraguayan stretch from the confluence with the Apa River to the confluence with the Pilcomayo River.
Solomon confirmed that the cost is 20 million dollars, They should be handed over to the team in charge of the work, which could be experts from the United States, which is why they had a representative at this meeting.
The governments of Paraguay and the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard, through the National Chancellery.
The amount will be disbursed in four years, at a rate of 5 million dollars per year, if the proposal is successful.
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