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Morales: Germany interested in building South America inter-ocean railway

Staff writer ▼ | November 12, 2015
Germany is interested in participating in the construction of a railway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through South America, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced.
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Transport   Between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through South America
"Europeans believe that the shortest and cheapest route is from the port of Santos [in Brazil] to the port of Ilo [in Peru], and we posses advanced research regarding this issue," Morales said at a press conference following a visit to Europe.

According to Morales, a special commission will arrive in Bolivia from Germany in January 2016 to assess the construction of a railway through Bolivian territory, media reported. German Chancellor Angela Merkel provided the initiative for his visit, Morales added.

Morales stated that Germany is ready to produce the transit infrastructure in Bolivia to aid the project's local economic benefits, according to the media.