According to scientists in the Andean nation, Bolivia's Tuni glacier is disappearing faster than initially anticipated, a predicament that will likely make worse water shortages already plaguing the capital La Paz, just 60 km away.
The government and private entrepreneurs of Cochabamba and Beni are articulating a plan to re-establish foreign trade, through the Ichilo-Mamoré waterway. This river route is one more alternative for Bolivia's exit to international markets. Soy, corn, sorghum, rice, beef, chestnuts, cocoa and forest products are the most significant opportunity for commercial entry to export markets, … Continue reading Entrepreneurs plan to generate $1 billion per Ichilo-Mamoré waterway
As was done last year, returning to a rigid quarantine would generate a $10 million per day loss to Bolivian industry. The country's economic situation is critical, and new confinement will make it even worse.
The Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) forecasts more than 6% economic growth if conditions provide for the productive sector. In favourable conditions, the agricultural, livestock, agro-industrial and forestry industries can emerge from the 2020 crisis caused by the COVID-19 confinement and pandemic.
With an investment of over Bs 26 million ($3.73 mn), three water resource management and integrated basin management projects will reactivate in the department of Tarija: Forestation of the Miscas district - Juntas del Rosario Camacho basin; Forestation and reforestation of the micro-basin at the Bermejo river; and Forestation and reforestation of the Guadalquivir river.