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Montero-Bulo Bulo rail line

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Early Works
Start: 07/2013
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 09/2013
Completion: 12/2018
In operation
Project Details


The project calls for a rail line between the cities of Montero and Bulo Bulo to transport production from the ammonia and urea plants of state oil company YPFB in Bulo Bulo. The works will be divided into three stages: building a 93km stretch of track to connect Montero with Santa Rosa and the Yapacani river; connecting the river with Bulo Bulo, and building three bridges. In February 2015, Bolivia's government stripped China Railway of the contract to build a stretch of the Montero-Bulo Bulo line due to project delays. Works on the other two stretches are being carried out by Chinese firm CAMC Engineering and the consortium Yapilo, led by Spain's Puentes y Calzadas.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Montero-Bulo Bulo rail line
Project Type
Rail line
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Rail line
US$ 243mn
Completion Date

The Bolivian rail line will connect Montero city, in Santa Cruz department, with Bulo Bulo, in Cochabamba department.

*The coordinates indicated on the map represent an intermediate point between the project's starting point and endpoint. 

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Deputy Minister, Transport
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