|Dakar Rally 2014: Infrastructure investments in Bolivia, new G4-mobile line|
As the Magazine [ IBN7.COM ] reported, the Bolivian President Evo Morales has issued a decree declaring the upcoming 2014 Dakar Rally a "national priority".
The decree, approved by his cabinet, clears the way for Morales to speed up infrastructure work along the route, including connecting the town of Uyuni, in southwest Potosi department (state), to the national power grid to ensure there's electricity when the rugged off-road race reaches the area, Xinhua reports.
As "IBN7" said, Morales explained the decree allowed the government to invest some $1.5 million on the power project in Uyuni, and another substantial amount to supply potable water.
The government has also instructed the Ministry of Public Works to furnish the remote Andean region with 4G mobile telephone technology, through the National Telecommunications Company, to guarantee communication services.
Bolivia will host two days of the race, Sunday Jan 13 and Monday Jan 13 - but only for the Motobikes and Quads.
2013/04/10 | 12:07 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/IBN7.COM