President promises Antioquia will get its highways
The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, reassured the people of Antioquia that his administration will not let them down and that the economy is strong enough to finance the Prosperity Expressways.
“The economy isn’t in trouble, some sectors are having difficulties,” Mr. Santos said. the ‘mega-project’ is expected to generate 15,250 direct jobs each year and 45,000 direct ones, and tax revenue generated during construction will be distributed among the municipalities influenced by the project. By December of 2013, it’s expected that the first five concessions will be awarded and the contracts signed.