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Source: Republic of Colombia

Bogotá (Oct. 15/20). Today, Foreign Minister Claudia Blum attended the session called by the Second Committee of the House of Representatives, to discuss the “Colombia Crece” agreement. The Ministers of Commerce and Transport also heeded the summons.

During the debate, the Chancellor reported that it is an action plan that is being built in Colombia with the support of the United States, to promote rural economic and social development, in three components: the substitution of illicit crops accompanied by technical assistance , access to markets and investment in productive infrastructure and tertiary roads. She highlighted the central role of the Presidential Council for Stabilization and Consolidation, and the Council for Management and Compliance, in the Government’s dialogues with the United States for the construction of the initiative.

Regarding the priorities under consideration in the “Colombia Crece” project under construction, these are concentrated in the Colombian countryside. They would be focused on tertiary roads, water and sanitation, and electrification. Likewise, in productive infrastructure and technical assistance, to generate sustainable income for rural families.

The aforementioned ministers reported that municipalities and prioritized regions are being defined in the PDETs. The citing representatives suggested that border areas and municipalities with critical needs be included in the dialogues that are advancing to finalize the initiative.

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