Bolivia, Venezuela Present Joint Social Projects

La Paz, (Prensa Latina) The so-called Bolivia-Venezuela Binational Social Engineering Force on Thursday will present several projects with a social impact in the Bolivian departments of La Paz and Santa Cruz, an official said.

The director of the Agency for the Development of Macro and Border Regions, Juan Ramon Quintana, explained that the projects included the improvement of roads and landing strips, among others, benefiting more than 6,500 families.

According to official data since the creation of the Binational Force on August 21, 2007, by order of Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, 481 projects have been executed, benefiting 382,740 people in 76 towns.

The mission of this workforce is to carry out engineering works for the benefit of the neediest communities, and in cases of emergency, to engage in rescue efforts and humanitarian assistance.

It is a unique experience in Latin America of two armed forces jointly carrying out social projects.

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