Petro is uncomfortable with public-private partnerships, but appears willing to look beyond that in pursuit of broader development goals; improved infrastructure is considered fundamental to achieving social transformation.
- The government will focus on infrastructure that benefits marginalised communities, such as rural roads, electrification and sanitation.
- It will struggle to reconcile the social and environmental impacts of some projects with certain constituencies.
- Freight rail projects appear intended, ultimately, to provide a Colombian alternative to the Panama Canal.
- The energy grid will require production and exploration infrastructure for gas as a transition fuel until 2040, according to Ecopetrol.
- Corruption will hinder Colombia’s attractiveness as an investment destination.