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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 28 May 2019

Chile: Chinese funds to see bullet train link Santiago and Valparaíso

After years of red tape, infighting, and disagreements, it appears that one of the region’s most hotly-anticipated infrastructure projects could finally be going ahead, bolstering regional integration and offering the tantalising possibility of streamlined exports from Chile’s Pacific coastline. A high-speed train line between Chile’s capital, Santiago, and Valparaíso – the country’s most important port and the seat of its congress – would facilitate travel between the country’s two largest population centres in under 45 minutes, rather than the two-hour drive the journey takes at present. Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chile’s minister for public works, said that “[President Sebastián Piñera] has afforded great importance to improving the rail connection between Santiago and Valparaíso.”

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