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Government of Chile allocates funds for transport projects [free access]

August 18, 2020

The Government of Chile has allocated funds for 137 infrastructure projects under the Plan Paso a Paso Chile se Recupera, a plan to accelerate economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. USD92 million is planned to be invested in transport projects, of which USD32 million will be financed from the Government of Chile’s COVID-19 Fund. Projects include improvement of public transport in all regions (works include development of bus-only lanes and improvement of bus stops), development of bus-only tracks spanning 100 km in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, expansion and reconstruction of the Santiago Metro network, and development and improvement of commuter rail lines.