Colombia could soon start opening to international flights in three cities

Colombia restarted its domestic flights on September 1st, after a hiatus of five months. Now, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects that the country will begin international travel on 21 September. Andrés Uribe, regional manager of IATA in Colombia, said today that the Colombian authorities would allow international travel from three cities: Cartagena, Cali, and Medellin. Uribe said that nothing is confirmed yet, so the shortlisted cities could change before 21 September.

WB said Colombia needs substantial investments in water infrastructure

Without substantial investments in new and existing water infrastructure and an overhaul of the current institutional framework, the huge potential of Colombia’s water capital will continue to be wasted, according to a new World Bank Policy Brief. Colombia is in the world’s top nine water-rich territories. It has vast water resources, including mountain lakes, aquifers, streams, rivers and moorlands. Yet one-third of its population lives under water stress.

Reopening Colombia: work resumes in ‘shifts’ in Bogotá

In a phase that the Mayor of Bogotá called 'the new reality', Covid-related restrictions have been mostly lifted for the manufacturing and distribution of essential goods (food, beverages, medicines, medical products and devices, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, disinfection, personal care, and hygiene). For other sectors, work is resuming according to a staggered shift system designed to limit the number of people commuting on any one day.

Colombia among the 10 countries that lead the adoption of Bitcoin

Colombia ranks ninth in the world in crypto adoption despite strict regulations that govern the industry in the country and act as a bottleneck for wider acceptance. Lawmakers in Colombia are actively working to make the country more “Bitcoin friendly,” attempting to ease regulations that limit trading and other activities. The rising number of Bitcoin ATMs and payment fintechs in Colombia may also be a signal to foreign investors, developers, and entrepreneurs that the region is primed for a crypto boom.

Colombia’s coal production would fall by about 20 million tons

The economic crisis derived from the coronavirus and the world tendencies of decarbonisation would affect the production of the mineral in about 20 million tons.However, the outlook for metallurgical coal and coke mineral, which is mined in the interior of the country, is very different. "For this year we expect to reach 3.5 million tons of coke exports, approximately a 12% increase compared to 2019, due to the high global demand for steel and the reactivation of the industry", Juan Manuel Sánchez Vergara, president of the National Federation of Coal Producers, said.