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COLOMBIA – MAGARÁ HYDROAGRICULTURAL UNDERTAKING

he COBA Group leads the joint-venture responsible for the Supervision of the Feasibility Study of the Magará Hydroagricultural Undertaking (Interventoría de la elaboración del estudio de factibilidad del distrito de adecuación de tierras Magará), in the Santander Department in Colombia, for the client Fondo de Adaptación.

The services engaged include the review and the technical, administrative, financial and legal monitoring during the Feasibility Study Phase of the undertaking, with the following main characteristics:

Total project area of about 12 000 ha;


Project area situated in the Northeastern part of the Santander Department, in the Magdalena Medio region, also serving several areas of the Sabana Torres municipality;


Main river that crosses the project’ area of influence: Lebrija River;


Area predominantly occupied by livestock farms, pastures, orchards, rice crops, cocoa and palm trees.

The principal infrastructures to be designed are:

Water source in the Lebrija River;


Irrigation network canals with a length of approximately 104 km;


Drainage Network with an extension of about 86 km;


Flood Control System comprising two protection dykes on the banks of the Lebrija River (20 km) and of the Santos Gutiérrez Stream;


Improvement of the existing road network.

 

Lx, 29 Feb 2016