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COLOMBIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2020- infrastructure
  • Infrastructure is a vital sector for economic development, as stated by the Colombian Govern ment. Foreign investment in transportation represented 11.8% of total FDI between 2016 - 2020.

  • Colombia ranks fourth in Latin America in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index 2019. The ranking highlights the high potential in infrastructure development, which is supported by investment opportunities by 2035 of around USD 60 billion   in road infrastructure, as well as USD 5.7 billion in airport expansion projects, USD 3.4 billion in the rehabilitation of rail infrastructure, USD 1.6 billion in river infrastructure and USD 433 million in port infrastructure.

  • Law 1508 of 2012 defined Public-Private Partnerships - PPP as the main mechanism for the development of infrastructure in Colombia. The country has been recognized as the 2nd place in the world for the development of projects under the PPP scheme by a World Bank ranking in 2019. Furthermore, Decree 438 of 2021 was issued with the purpose of continue promoting private investment inflows to infrastructure projects, as well as strengthening the legal framework for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Colombia. This decree reflects the best international practices and Colombia’s experience in the structuring and execution of PPPs.

  • After COVID´s health emergency, the National Infrastructure Agency – ANI launched the first wave of 5G projects as a strategy for economic recovery, which include 14 initiatives in road network, railway, airport, and fluvial infrastructure reaching an estimated value of USD 5.9 Billion and around 635,000 employments. These projects aim at: completing key corridors for Colombia´s foreign trade and connect north to south of the country with multimodality services. The 5G Projects will be based upon 4 pillars: environmental, social, financial, and institutional sustainability.

  • Colombia has a dynamic infrastructure secondary market, which allows the entry of foreign investment capital funds into ongoing projects, with stable and safe profitability.

  • Colombia has a strategic location. It is a focal point of maritime activity due to its proximity to the Panama Canal and the junction of key global trade routes. The transport and logistics sector represented 9.89% as a percentage of GDP in 2019.