Chile and Argentina

The two South American countries, Chile and Argentina are planning a joint tunnel through the Andes. The project, extending over a construction period of eight to ten years, is expected to cost three billion U.S. dollars.

Chile and Argentina agreed on Friday to build a tunnel through the Andes. The project will link in the Mendoza region in the central west of Argentina, the two countries directly.

The two presidents of Argentina and Chile, Michelle Bachelet and Cristina Kirchner signed an agreement to build a rail tunnel that will connect the two countries together.

The contract is part of an arrangement dating from 1984, with Bachelet said at the ceremonial signing of the Treaty in the municipality of MaipĂș.

The construction of the tunnel project covers a period of eight to ten years. The required investments are estimated at three billion U.S. dollars.

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