John Laing Group (“John Laing”), the international active investor and partner behind responsible infrastructure is pleased to announce another milestone on the Ruta del Cacao project in Colombia, bringing overall progress on the construction to 53%.

A further three functional units (sections 2,3 & 4) of the road have been put into service this week, representing 39 km of double carriageway.

Ruta del Cacao is an important highway for the country. Commenting on this milestone, The President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, said “Santander requires connectivity and road infrastructure in optimal conditions, which allows us to continue building the country. Therefore, one of the great commitments for this region is the delivery of these 39 km of double carriageway in the 4G Bucaramanga-Barrancabermeja-Yondo project.”

Managing Director for the Latin America Region Alex Yew said, “I am delighted that we continue to meet these project milestones. This is a transformational project for Colombia, for John Laing and for our partners. Building a better connection between these cities improves the lives of the local communities and the experience of the road users. That is a key part of John Laing’s purpose. Well done to the teams involved for all their hard work to make it happen.”