According to the bank, the general objective of this Regional Technical Cooperation (TC) is to support the realization of the necessary investments to improve road connectivity between Brazil and Paraguay, through the elaboration of the studies that are necessary for the preparation, structuring and implementation of the "International Bridge over the Paraguay River". This project will be located between the towns of Carmelo Peralta (PR) and Puerto Murtinho (BR), and the new bridge over the Parana. These will include the construction of a border bridge, the expansion or adaptation of the infrastructure that could be complementary to them (ports, border center and road paving), which also provide connectivity alternatives, as well as the elaboration of improvement projects for operational and institutional character. The specific objectives are: (i) to evaluate the viability of the construction of the bridges and their complementary works between Carmelo Peralta and Puerto Murtinho, and the new bridge over the Paraná, between the towns of Ciudad del Este and Foz de Iguazú; (ii) propose operational and / or institutional improvements that allow efficient social and commercial exchanges between both cities; and (iii) identify and evaluate the interrelationships between the different mains of transport, as well as the need for investments to facilitate intermodal transfers and regional insertion and complementarity.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).