Colombia Construction

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A common complaint among Colombian transporters is that bringing goods from Bogotá or Medellín to the port of Buenaventura is more expensive than shipping it to or from Tokyo. High transportation costs have become so institutionalised that they are often likened to a 10% to 15% tax. While Colombia’s geographical layout has always been challenging to...

Low-income housing has long been stigmatised by false conceptions of small profit margins and unattractive architecture. However, Colombia’s large unsatisfied demand for homes has encouraged the public and private sectors to shift attention towards this segment with innovative project proposals that aim to bypass common setbacks within the sector...

With only 1000 km of two-lane highways, what are your plans to extend the road network?

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Colombia 2013

The construction sector has experienced consistent expansion in the past few years, registering 3.6% growth in 2012. While this figure is significantly lower than the 10% growth registered in 2011, prospects for 2013 suggest the sector will regain momentum driven primarily by aggressive government spending programmes aimed at closing the gaps in infrastructure and housing. Likewise, the real...

Chapter | Infrastructure from The Report: Colombia 2013

The government plans to implement heavy spending programmes to address Colombia’s severely deficient infrastructure network, a result of a rugged topography and decades of corruption, militancy and shifting government priorities. The Santos administration, which identified infrastructure development as a key pillar of its inclusive economic development policy, has committed to increasing...

Outperforming the majority of its regional peers, Colombia has experienced steady economic growth in the past decade registering GDP growth averaging over 4%, a rate set to continue in 2013.