The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly changed the daily lives of people across the world, including in Colombia, and in response, the Government of Colombia has implemented a series of containment measures to mitigate disease spread and strengthen the Colombian economy. The pandemic will present significant challenges to the development of transport infrastructure in Colombia, weakening our outlook for the sector both in 2020 and over the coming years.
New platform to export in times of COVID-19
- ProColombia, in alliance with the Kargorú logistics marketplace, made available to exporters and transport companies a web platform to unite supply and demand for land vehicles.
- At a single click away, Colombian exporters will be able to access more than 4,800 vehicles nationwide with a presence in 25 departments and more than 1,200 routes, and cargo transporters will have the opportunity to offer their services to more than 2,500 exporting companies.
- colombiatrade.com.co in alliance with the Kargorú logistics marketplace to unite supply and demand for land transport and thus further promote the internationalization of Colombian companies.
- Exporting businessmen must fill out the form already available on the ProColombia portal and their request will be addressed to the freight transport companies that are registered on the platform, whose response with different quotes will be processed in less than 24 hours.
- Registration for this service is enabled free of charge during the pandemic season for both exporters and transporters.
Potential to develop renewable energy in Colombia attracts foreign investors
- With the aim of socializing investment opportunities and the country’s potential to develop renewable energy projects, Colombia will be the protagonist in the First Virtual Summit on Sustainable Mobility and Intelligent Energy, a meeting that will take place on May 13 and 14 and will feature with the participation of more than 5,200 entrepreneurs and investors from the Latin American sector.
- The strategic geographical position, winds and radiation in the country, among the attractions for the development of unconventional energies.
- The generation of unconventional sources are a profitable and competitive investment alternative for companies interested in diversifying our energy matrix.
- Colombia offers the possibility of developing projects around solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, tidal power and hydroelectric plants.
- With the vision of preparing Colombia for the transition in the fourth industrial revolution and modernizing the electricity segment with cutting-edge technologies that contribute to energy efficiency and environmental protection, the National Government is promoting the arrival of investment in the sector to diversify , complement and boost the competitiveness of the country’s energy matrix and guarantee full coverage of this service throughout the Colombian territory.
- In terms of generation, the initial goal is to go from 50 megawatts of installed capacity to more than 2,200 megawatts in 2022 in non-conventional sources of renewable energy, which represents estimated investments between US $ 1,500 and US $2,500 million and an approximate reduction of three million tons of CO2, equivalent to the planting of 6 million trees.
- The opportunity offered by the north of Colombia stands out, where La Guajiras wind speed is doubles that of the world average.
- According to reports from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the potential of wind and solar resources in this region of the country may be greater than the water potential at the national level