Authorities approved a modification to the contract for the US$740mn project to speed up the start of works.
The utility will invest over US$2mn in the project.
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Part of a viaduct on the Bogotá-Villavicencio highway collapsed on Monday, killing nine workers.
President Michel Temer will sign a decree to permit the return of certain infrastructure concessions that failed to meet initial revenue forecasts, according to a local daily.
Projects carried out include the auctioning of the US$100mn Fibra Austral submarine and terrestrial cable.