Evo Morales Goes to Paraguay on Official Visit
La Paz, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, left for Paraguay where he will be on an official two-day visit as of today.
According to the Bolivian head of state, he will meet with his peer Horacio Cartes and sign agreements related to the project of the Bioceanic Central Train Corridor which will connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, explained Morales before leaving the airport of El Trompillo in the eastern department of Santa Cruz.
He also referred that together with Cartes, he will give the official kickoff of the Rally Dakar 2017, facing the Asuncion bay. The competition in which participate several types of vehicles from almost 60 nations will tour both countries and Argentina.
The 39th edituion of the rally, fifth in the American continent, will conclude on January 14 in Buenos Aires, but previously will transit through Bolivia with a day's rest in La Paz, venue of the Executive and Legislative Powers of the high-plateau country.
President Morales made an official visit to Asuncion on June 29, 2015, occasion in which he signed several accords with Cartes.
Among the issues discussed, there was the construction project of an electric line connecting both countries.
According to the original agreement, the Andean country -that looks to become an important producer of energy in South America-,
could export from 120 to 200 megawatts to the Paraguayan region of El Chaco, far from big plants of hydroelectric power.
Also, the state companies Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) and Petróleos Paraguayos (Petropar) both committed to study a possible association in order to distribute Liquid Gas from oil in Paraguayan territory, project already in operation.
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