FDN President to Discuss 4G Projects and Odebrecht Legacy at Energy & Infrastructure Finance Andes Conference in Bogotá on March 1
Clemente del Valle, president of Colombian agency Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), will be among the key speakers at the upcoming energy Energy & Infrastructure Finance Andes conference in Bogotá.
Taking place on March 1 at the JW Marriott in Bogotá, the event will analyze some of the lingering questions around the viability of Colombia’s large-scale infrastructure and energy projects in the wake of Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction firm whose regional bribery scheme continues to cast a shadow over politics, contracts, and bidding processes throughout Latin America.
The event, presented by GFC Media, will also delve deep into the impact that low oil prices and the slow economic recovery are having on the investment interest in Colombia from both home and abroad.
While recent indications have pointed to increased foreign investment inflows to concessions across the country’s massive “4G” roadway overhaul project, a recent Bonds & Loans interview with Jack Deino of Blackrock reiterated the need to ensure project viability and highlighted potential difficulties in accessing financing from regional banks. This has only added more questions surrounding what needs to be done to sustain the required levels of access to finance and rate of project completion.
To shed light on all these hot-topic themes, at the annual Energy & Infrastructure Finance Andes conference, Clemente del Valle of FDN will offer his outlook for Colombia’s 4G infrastructure projects through 2019 and detail the government’s strategy to attract further international investment and stimulate local funding.
(Photo credit: GFC Media, host of the Energy & Infrastructure Finance Andes conference)