n Latin American Report - Bridging the last frontier : IDB news
|Article Title||Bridging the last frontier : IDB news|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Latin American Report|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||146 - 151|
The little town of Assis, a short walk from the construction site, was once one of the most isolated communities in Brazil. But with the bridge's upcoming inauguration, this sleepy Amazonian outpost, in Brazil's far western state of Acre, will become a pivotal node in a vast network of transportation, energy and telecommunications infrastructure projects. The new works, 335 in all, are grouped in eight integration and development areas of influence, called development hubs. On a map, each of these areas is assigned a color, their bright swaths cutting across the familiar political boundaries of the 12 countries and the timeless geography of mountains, basins and plains.
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