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Colombia approves $8 billion for highways

Friday, November 14, 2014

Colombia's government has approved some $8 billion in spending on eight projects that are part of the second wave of its Fourth Generation, or 4G, road-infrastructure program, the vice president's office said in a statement.

"These corridors will become primary routes that will guarantee reduced travel times and better safety, mobility and connectivity among provinces," Colombian Vice President German Vargas Lleras said.

The highway projects will be executed under a public-private scheme in the provinces of Atlantico, Bolivar, Boyaca, Casanare, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Meta, Nariño, Putumayo, Santander, Sucre and Tolima, Vargas Lleras said.

Source: Efe