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Argentina Moves Ahead with Latin America’s First Solar Train

Infra News - Published on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

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Dialogo Chino reported that Northern Argentine province Jujuy’s unique rock formations that give rise to multi-coloured mountains will provide the backdrop for Latin America’s first solar-powered train. The 300 kilometre project, which will extend from provincial capital San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca on the border with Bolivia, aims to promote tourism and further deploy renewable energy in the area responsible for Cauchari, Latin America’s largest solar plant. China, India and Australia already have solar trains. National and international companies are expected to participate in tenders for the project’s three stages, among them Chinese, Diálogo Chino understands. Latin America Development Bank will loan Jujuy USD 75 million in the coming weeks to cover the first phase.

Mr Pablo Rodríguez Messina, director of the Jujuy-La Quiaca Train’s executive body, said that “We believe that in October we’ll be able to assign the work and start the project.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 12 Jul 2019
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