The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, announced that through the “Commitment to Colombia” program he will make public and private investments worth 30,000 million dollars, with the aim of generating one million jobs in the next two years.
The Head of State explained that part of the private investment will go to port and airport projects, as well as other industrial and mining projects.
Regarding the mixed game (public-private), Duque stressed that the Executive has 17 digital transformation projects planned, which will have the possibility of accelerating the Colombian economy. In addition, another 22 creative and cultural industries projects and about 25 wind, photovoltaic, geothermal and transmission line energy projects are added.
At the same time, the private injection will allow the authorization of around 22 or 23 high-priority road connections.
On the other hand, the president has highlighted the deployment of resources carried out among the most vulnerable population, which includes about 10 million households, approximately 30 million people, which constitutes, according to Duque, “the largest social program in America Latin, in percentage terms against the budget and in aggregate terms from the point of view of time, to face a situation like the covid-19 pandemic.“
“There is an investment program, job creation, transformation and we also have protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable, working and operating simultaneously”, said the president.
Source: El Diario