World Bank Boosts Colombian River Cleanup Drive

An initiative to clean up and improve flood control in Colombia’s Bogota river will receive some USD250 million in financing from the World Bank.

The project will help to make water in the river’s middle basin suitable for agricultural use. It will also rehabilitate eight areas covering wetlands and meanders and spanning 175 kilometers, which can serve as flood detention areas, ecological habitats and public spaces.

The Regional Autonomous Corporation of Cundinamarca will implement the project.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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