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Brazil, Bolivia talk electric integration

Terms for a cooperation treaty should be concluded by 2019

Published in 11/07/2018 - 15:36

By Renata Giraldi Brasília

The governments of Brazil and Bolivia are negotiating a treaty for the electric integration of the two countries. The terms for a cooperation deal are expected to be concluded by March, 2019.

Talks include finding the most economical ways to optimize the use of the hydroelectric resources, with the smallest social and environmental impacts and the biggest social and economic benefits, bringing the energy generated to Brazilian territory.

On July 5, Brazilian and Bolivian experts held a Brazil–Bolivia Technical Committee (CTB) meeting in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Bolivia’s Deputy Ministry for Electricity Bismark Canelas, and Brazil’s Moacir Berto, Brazil’s Minister for Mines and Energy, conducted the proceedings.

For the first meeting, expected to take place in 2019, Brazilians and Bolivians should present in-depth studies on legal norms and regulations that should be devised or adapted to make proposals possible.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira Edition: Fernando Fraga / Nira Foster

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