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Argentina and Chile agree on three tunnel projects drilling the Andes

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 06:52 UTC
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The accord to ensure greater connectivity was signed by foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz and Argentine ambassador in Santiago, Gines Gonzalez Garcia (L). The accord to ensure greater connectivity was signed by foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz and Argentine ambassador in Santiago, Gines Gonzalez Garcia (L).

Argentina and Chile signed on Tuesday in Santiago the creation of a bi-national entity responsible for the Las Leñas Pass tunnel project (Ebileñas) to be drilled in the Andes connecting the two countries.

 This is the third tunnel planned under the auspices of the Maipu Integration and Cooperation treaty which celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Friendship and Cooperation agreement signed by the two countries ending decades of territorial and political disputes.

The other two additional protocols which were stamped only a few days ago, refer to the bi-national entity for the construction of a “low height trans-Andes railway tunnel” and the Paso de Agua Negra international tunnel.

The accord to ensure greater connectivity was signed by Chilean Foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz and the Argentine ambassador in Santiago, Ginés González García.

The Ebileñas project will collect all the necessary technical data on both sides to better decide where to drill and construct the highway that will be connecting Chile's VI region and the south of Mendoza province.

“The Las Leñas tunnel project represents the commitment of Chile and Argentina with the development of their regions and provinces, but also for Mercosur countries”, said a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

Categories: Economy, Politics, Argentina, Chile.

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  • ChrisR

    Don't trust the argies, Chile.

    The Brits have had an 'Agreement of Perfect Peace' with the argies since 1850 but they now claim 'you forced us to sign' or 'we didn't know what we were signing' or some other equally fallacious comment, seeking to get out of their responsibilities.

    Also, why the low height tunnel? Is it just cost or are the argies scared you will charge through the tunnel will all your heavy armour?

    As oif you would! :o)

    Like the other agreements, the tunnel will never be built.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:06 am 0
  • yankeeboy

    I think this is a mandatory statement made every Decade or then a new Rg Prez in inaugurated.
    I wouldn't hole my breath waiting for it.

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 11:40 am 0
  • Briton

    Las Leñas Pass tunnel project

    Some say Argentina may well use them for any future invasion,

    Would you trust CFKs intentions..

    Jan 07th, 2015 - 01:06 pm 0
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