Chile has a portfolio of initiatives being analyzed, developed or implemented that, just in concessions to private companies, represents a total investment of US$12,950 million by 2020. In addition, through its annual budget, the Public Works Ministry develops infrastructure throughout the country, projects that also represent important business opportunities for private companies, both local and from overseas, in construction of the infrastructure, services and consultancy.
In 2014, the government presented its “Infrastructure, Development and Inclusion Agenda – Chile 30 30”, a portfolio of public works projects that is the most ambitious in a decade. Worth a total of US$28,000 million, it includes both direct government investment and concession projects. In the 12 months to March 2015, US$1,100 million was invested in infrastructure projects such as construction of the New Los Libertadores Complex, the new concession for the Arturo Merino Benítez (AMB) International Airport, the Industrial Bridge in Concepción and a number of modifications and extensions of highway contracts.
Between March 2015 and March 2016, a further US$1,582 million was invested in infrastructure projects. Between March 2016 and March 2017, tenders will be issued for concession projects worth US$1,643 million, including principally highways and airports, followed between March 2017 and March 2018, by tenders for projects representing a further US$2,445 million.
Jorge Yáñez | Investment Attraction Executive