The binational cabinet of Bolivia and Peru, chaired by the presidents of both countries, Evo Morales and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, agreed that the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor will pass through Bolivia because it is the shortest route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and causes less environmental damage Than for the Amazon.
At the end of the meeting, Kuczynski said that "the Bioceanic Train has to go by the shortest route, not through the north of the Peruvian jungle causing a great environmental problem and, in addition, taking a long time to reach the ports of Peru." "Bolivia is the most logical route and that way we must walk," he reinforced.
For Morales, the project "is confirmed" with this support and "will be a reality", and is constituted, he said, in the Panama Canal or Qapaq Ñan of the XXI century, for its contribution to integration and trade in region.
Bolivia and Peru signed a memorandum of understanding "to promote the viability of the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC)", which establishes deadlines and tasks to realize the bioceanic project that includes the construction of four integration corridors.
The document was signed by Peruvian Vice President and Minister of Transport Martín Vizcarra and Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros.