Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Publicado desde 1840 en Santa Cruz - 3 Quris Su Derecho a Saber Feasibility Study for the Friendship Bridge The ministry of Transport, under Alan Cabal Botin, has reserved 15 million Quris for a feasibility study for the proposed Friendship Bridge over the Madre de Dios River, to connect the Confederation of Entre Rios with Tapenaga and to lighten the traffic over the San Cristobal Bridge, situated on the main continental highway connecting Santa Cruz to Rio Brava, the capital of the Vaquero Free State. In the past few years, trade and commercial exchanges have increased more than hundred fold between the three nations, compared to 1997, when Diego Miralles Seco became Consul and started his economic reform. Changing the ossified structure of the old economic policy, Miralles' reform has created a series of free zones, open to private ownership and foreign investment, opening the way for more trade in Occidentia, a more efficient economy and more and cheaper goods for the Entrerriano people. To further aid in this development and increase in the quality of live, the Civic Front, led by the current Consul, his excellency Roberto Campos Tamayo has proposed the construction of a new bridge over the Madre de Dios River, on the border with the Tapenaga Republic. Currently, about 40% of the goods crossing the border over the river go through the San Cristobal Bridge, the rest being taken with ferries, which is considered overly expensive and inefficient. While at first Minister Alan Cabal has promised that a railroad will be built too, to further aid in the transportation, the Consul has since then turned against this, stating that the Selva makes it too hard and too expensive to build what might be a fully new mainline linking Entre Rios to the Vaquero Free State at this stage. Such a project will of course, remain open for a further date when there are either funds or foreign investment for a project of such magnitude. The feasibility project will being immediately after the holidays and will last three months, after which the recommendations it will bring will offer the necessary modifications to the project. Construction is expected to start in June or July 2020. "We are happy to see that we are on the way to open a new road to link us with our friends and brothers from Tapenaga and the Vaquero Free State. Once finished this will become a new lifeline for the peoples living in Occidentia in general and the Selva in particular as it offers a safe and easy way to cross a river which has been seldom described as treacherous or even dangerous," stated the Minister of Transportation, Alan Cabal Botin. OTHER NEWS Christmas incoming: Chirstmas celebrations have taken over the Confederation, with the people looking forward for the 25th of December. Cities have been decorated and nativity scenes and carol singers can now be seen in the central squares of most towns and cities. The authorities have ramp up security and the health services are on stand by especially for the traditional Christmas parades that are to take place after the Mass on the 25th. Culture: The Coffee King, a musical drama set in 1750s Santa Cruz will premiere this evening at the Teatro Onyx in central Santa Cruz. With an ensemble cast made of the best Entrerriano actors, there is quite the hype for the premiere. Sport: Electrico Santa Cruz advances to the semi-finals of the Entre Rios football championship after it defeated FC Sipe Sipe, with a score of 3-1 in the quarterfinals.