Colombia Expands Trade by Improving Magdalena River Canal

The Magdalena River is an important contributor to Colombia's economy and natural resources. Each year, more than 3 million tons of goods are transported along the Magdalena, and 28 million people live near its basin. In April 2008, the Great Rivers Partnership (GRP) hosted an exchange with Cormagdalena, an environmental agency in Colombia, to strategize the best ways to balance the economic, cultural and conservation interests of the river. Today, the GRP and Cormagdalena are working to improve navigation in the Canal del Dique, which connects the river to Cartegena Bay. Improving the canal will help expand trade between Colombia and other parts of the world.

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