The structuring of the South American continent through bioceanic corridors is a challenge for planning engineering. Sponsored by supranational organizations, several projects are currently underway.
These future communication routes – which use both land (road and rail) and river transport – are complex engineering developments capable of surviving in the equatorial forests and overcoming the slopes of the Andes Mountains, with the strategic objective of finally uniting the two oceans.
The Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor is a multinational project that aims to connect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts through the central South American strip. It is a priority public work for Bolivia, which has allocated US$ 7 billion for its construction. It is a project of historical and continental significance.
The current Bolivian railway network is 1,622 kilometres long. It is made up of the Andean Network and the Eastern Network, not connected to each other in the central part of the country, from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba.
This is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the history of Bolivia, since it will allow the development, exploitation and industrialization of its natural resources, as well as an important improvement in its integral communications.
GHENOVA develops the studies of layout and alignment alternatives; preliminary design, construction and operation costs of the 2,100 km of track that runs through Bolivian territory.