A new high link is being planned in Colombia. The proposed route will run some 1,490km, linking Valle del Cauca, Tolima, Vichada and Meta.
Given its length, it is no surprise that the project will be costly. The work comes with the estimated price tag of US$8.24 billion.
However, building the route is expected to provide an economic boost to agriculture and transport, outweighing the cost of its construction. The payback time in terms of more jobs and improved economic activity is expected to be comparatively rapid.