A new cause for concern is born to this project and is its financial stability which, in addition to its apparent non-commercial viability, its construction would be unworkable.
Article by the Executive Director of Latinports, Julian Palacio, for Special Edition July-August 2015 of the magazine Noticreto of the National Association of Concrete Manufacturers of Colombia (Asocreto, in Spanish)
These projects were already approved by the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina which enters its final stretch.
As in India, in Brazil is currently navigable almost a fifth of the total number of existing waterways; however all waterways in Brazil (60,000 km) are more than four times greater than India (14,000 km), which indicates that its potential, if it takes similar measures to the Asian giant, is immeasurable.
The project, which will be part of the Central Bioceanic Corridor (an old binational ambition), will join the Chilean port of Coquimbo, in the Pacific, with the Brazilian from Porto Alegre in the Atlantic.
After 12 years accompanying closely but with ups and downs to the Colombian Government, the executive director of Latinports welcomes the signing of the minute of the start of works on the Magdalena river with the presence of the Vice-President of the Republic, and is convinced that Colombia will be another one when the recovery of navigation by the Magdalena river will be completed, as President Juan Manuel Santos said at the start of his second term of Government in August of last year.