Colombia will showcase its progress as an emerging economy at the forefront Trenchless Technology during the Trenchless World Congress later this year.
Trenchless World Congress, being held in Medellin on 25-27 September 2017, will be attended by Trenchless Technology experts from around the globe, including representatives from the US, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Poland, Singapore, Austria and more.
Experts will share their knowledge and research, as well as discussing the latest underground construction techniques, while the associated exhibition will display the latest equipment and materials innovation in the trenchless industry.
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In the next three years more than US$240 million is expected to be contributed to projects for the renovation, rehabilitation and construction of new aqueduct and sewerage networks in Colombia’s capital, Bogota.
These plans, combined with Colombia’s status as the second most biodiverse nation in the world and existing experience with no-dig technology, show its potential as a significant marketplace for Trenchless Technology companies.
In 2013, Medellin was chosen by the Urban Land Institute as “the most innovative city in the world” and is widely considered the Latin American city with the best public infrastructure services, including several construction works that have utilised Trenchless Technology.
This includes the Centro Parrilla project in which 34.6 km of sewage networks and 40.7 km of aqueduct networks were renovated using a combination of close fit lining, cured-in-place pipe, pipe jacking and pipe bursting.
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