Construction begins on the RegioTram

The Department of Cundinamarca’s Governor’s Office issued a communiqué announcing that construction work on the RegioTram de Occidente began on June 23.

China Railway requests new financing model for Amaila Falls hydroelectric project

China Railway has advised the government of Guyana that it cannot enter into a Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) model for the construction of the Amaila Falls hydroelectric project.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in El Salvador announces construction of new stadium

Yamil Bukele, president of INDES, El Salvador’s National Sports Institute, reported on the progress of the construction of the new National Stadium, with funds from the PRC.

“Demerara Harbour Bridge” in Guyana with China Railway Construction Corporation Limited

The Government of Guyana signed a contract to build a new crossing over the Demerara River, called the Demerara Harbour Bridge, for US$260 million. The project will be carried out by a Chinese joint venture.

China is the Asian country with the largest investment in Colombia

ProColombia recently highlighted that China was the Asian country with the highest investment in Colombia in 2021, a leadership position it has maintained since 2018.

China and Bolivia join forces to build a gas plant

President Luis Arce continues to work on the development plans for Bolivia. In 2021 Bolivia had signed a project with the Chinese company Sinosteel to build a plant for steel extraction and a gas plant will be built in the same complex in 2022.

New Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade building inaugurated in Jamaica

The new headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, officially named “The Hugh Lawson Shearer Building,” was inaugurated on January 19, while the building was constructed by the Chinese company, Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group Company Limited.

The Caribbean Railroad: BYD’s proposal

The Caribbean Train, a railroad that connects the three main cities of the Colombian Caribbean coast -Santa Marta, Barranquilla, and Cartagena- to transport both cargo and passengers, is an infrastructure project that has been in the pipeline for more than five years. Through its representative in Colombia, Juan Felipe Velásquez, the Chinese company BYD has already submitted a proposal for the construction of the project.

Wang Yi and Santiago Cafiero meet during the G20 Summit

The sixteenth G-20 meeting was held in Rome, Italy, on October 30 and 31. This international forum of leaders includes, among other countries, Argentina and China, which on this occasion were represented by their foreign ministers, Santiago Cafiero and Wang Yi, respectively. As part of this important event, the aforementioned Foreign Ministers took the opportunity to hold the first high-level face-to-face meeting between Argentina and China since the pandemic began.

Change of contractor at Hidroituango could reactivate Sinohydro’s participation in the project

Located on the Cauca River between the municipality of Ituango and the town of Puerto Valdivia and estimated to supply energy to a large section of the western Colombia, Hidroituango is one of the most ambitious hydroelectric projects to have been implemented in the country in recent years. Construction of the project began in November 2010, once the tender —in which the Chinese company Sinohydro participated— launched by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) was won by the CCCI Consortium.