Infrastructure in Bogota

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Infrastructure in Colombia

The National Development Plan 2014-2018 gives continuity to the previous NDP, it proposes a territorial structure that develops regional national pillars: peace, equality and education. It includes in their strategies, strategic infrastructure and competitiveness, social mobility, transformation of the field and green growth.

By strengthening the ambitious program of Fourth Generation (4G) transport infrastructure, the National Government will make a huge effort in infrastructure in the coming years and will implement a strategy of articulation of the science, innovation and technology with private enterprise.

The NDP emphasizes the use of Public Private Partnership schemes-PPP in order to channel resources and capabilities of the private sector towards the development of projects of high national and regional impact.

Projected National Infrastructure Investment from 2012 to 2020


% of annual average GDP implicit

  • Public Investment 1.7%
  • Private Investment 1.6% 


Advances in regulatory matters:

  • Institutional Strengthening through the creation of the Vice Ministry of Infrastructure and the National Infrastructure Agency (ANI)
  • Improvement of the procurement regime
  • Enactment of Law 1508 of 2012 (about Public Private Partnerships, PPPs)
  • Decree 2014 of environmental licenses


INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN (ITMP) seeks to promote international trade, integrate the territory and promote regional development.

4G Infrastructure (2014-2022):

  • 30 Road Projects in the period 2012-2019 that amounts to 8170 kilometers
  • 31 additional procedures at airports
  • At Ports, it will take place dredging of 2 Oceans

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More about Intermodal  Transportation Master Plan here.


Infrastructure sector in Bogota 

Bogota represents 26.1% of the national value added; regarding employment, Bogota represents 18.9% of the country's total.

During the year to date, GDP grew by 4%. The highest growth in value added was recorded in construction with 22.0%; Real estate and business services with 5.0%.

During 2015 in Colombia more than 19 million mts2 construction were approved for different purposes, of which 31% are in Bogotá-Region. It is notable, especially, the area for housing.


Why establish business in Bogota?

The strategic location and daily flight connections make Bogota an ideal place to serve regional markets. Bogota has become a hub for international infrastructure companies. It is the Colombian city with the largest portfolio of mega-infrastructure projects, making it attractive for any foreign company in the sector.

22% of higher education graduates in Bogota are from related areas such as engineering, architecture, urbanism and the like. (Data from 2001 to 2013).


District Development Plan

Within the District Development Plan "Bogotá Best for All" approved by the Council with Agreement 645 of 2016, the following priorities are identified:

• Modernization of the physical and technological infrastructure in health,

• Construction of new schools

• "Better mobility for all"

• Unified surveillance and communications system and citizen service (Command and Control Center)

These are structured under the execution of integral urban projects, economic development through the strengthening of projects aimed at strengthening Bogota as a digital and intelligent city and an axis of sustainability based on energy efficiency.

Among various financing methods for the implementation of the District Development Plan, the Administration is betting on the implementation of projects under the scheme of Public Private Partnerships, through which it expects to collect 14.5% of the total resources needed to execute the ambitious City Development Plan.

DIRECTIVE 006 OF 2016 - Instructions for evaluation and approval of Public Private Partnership Projects - APP - of private initiative. (


City Projects

Various projects of architectural renewal, technological upgrading, operation and maintenance of infrastructure, social and economic engineering.


REGIOTRAM Project, PPP, private initiative


Mobility Projects

For mobility projects, the Mayor's Office plans to invest 37% of the total budget of the Development Plan. The most relevant projects in this area are the following:

Light Western train, with a length of 44 km (including branch to the airport). Project of Public Private Partnership of Private Initiative. Investment Approx. $ 2.1 trillion pesos.

Aerial cable, 3.4 kilometer line in the south of the city will move 3.600 people/hour after its built. A second line is being considered. Construction by Cable Aereo of Bogota (Doppelmayer Colombia SAS, Colpatria S.A. Constructor and Icein Constructor Engineers SAS.).

First line of the Bogotá Metro, soon to be the most important infrastructure in the country.

  • The Metro runs from the Portal de Las Américas to 127th Street with Autopista Norte.
  • The first phase goes from the portal of Las Americas to Caracas, along the Av. Primero de Mayo.
  • The second phase will go to 72nd Street along Caracas Avenue, to complete an extension of 25.29 kilometers with a total of 15 stations (note that the first line of the Metro of Medellin has 25.8 kilometers).
  • The third phase of the construction includes the subway to 127th Street.
  • The system will make 990,000 daily trips, additional to those of TransMilenio today, thanks to the subway will be accompanied by feeder trunks at Avenue 68, Avenue Boyacá and Avenue Ciudad de Cali.
  • The investment will be $ 3.2 Billion: 75% for the construction of the metro and 25% will be for the food transport system (Transmilenio).
  • Currently, the technical and audit structure is being carried out by SYSTRA-INGETEC and SENER-Integral.


Source: Alcaldía de Bogotá- Metro en Bogotá.


Smart city

Unique platform Bogotá Digital Health: It seeks to strengthen the operation of an information system interconnected between all the hospitals of the District (unified call center, unique medical history, tele-consultation and tele-diagnosis).

Modernization and remodeling of public luminaires: Modernization of 100,000 luminaires around the city and 20 kilometers of exclusive aerial wiring for public lighting.

Construction and operation of the Command and Control Center: Command and Control Centers are the first step to build a city within the group of smart cities, since it allows the interconnection of platforms and the interaction of people with cities.


Urban Renewal Projects


CIUDAD CAN, has a floor area of 2,750,000 m2. Through Public Private Partnership of public initiative since 2016, with an estimated investment of $401 billion. It currently has the technical structure of the 1st building 112 to be built. This tell a projected build of about 100,000 m2 area.


TRIANGULO DE FENICIA, Located in the neighborhood Las Aguas, part of the Historic Center and San Francisco banks of the river, which crosses between the hills of Monserrate and Guadalupe.

Located in the neighborhood Las Aguas, part of the Historic Center and San Francisco banks of the river, which crosses between the hills of Monserrate and Guadalupe.

  • 900 homes in total, 108 VIP Housing.
  • 25,000m² Trade (metropolitan, zonal, neighborhood)
  • 40,000 m² Office and / or Hotel
  • 25,500 m² Services
  • 3,500 m² public facilities
  • 50% Green Terraces


Social Infrastructure


6 hospital facilities (4 retrofitting and 2 new):


  • Bosa Hospital (250 beds)
  • La Felicidad Hospital (300 beds)
  • Usme Hospital (250 beds)
  • New Simon Bolívar Hospital (450 beds)


  • New Santa Clara Hospital – CHSJD (400 beds)
  • New Institute Materno Infantil – CHSJD (347 camas)
  • 40 Priority Health Care Centers (CAPS), which will serve to strengthen and coordinate the operational emergency care in the city that is totally inadequate today.


La Felicidad


Clinica Santa Clara y Materno infantil



  • 30,000 new classrooms over the next three years in 1,500 educational centers, equivalent to 60% of current deficit.
  • Execution is expected through public works projects and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Ministry of Education tender a PPP contract with a total package of 19 Educational Institutions (IEs) for one Certified Local Authorities (ETC), distributed as follows:

Schools ETC Estimated Investment

Soacha 9 ~ COP 120,000 million


Airport El Dorado II

El Dorado airport in Bogota is currently the airport with the largest air cargo volume in Latin America (700 thousand tons per year).

Eldorado II will cover an area of 1,300 hectares and will be built over the next four years, near the town of Facatativá, expecting to begin operations in 2021.


Build three airfields in several phases, as traveler demand grows. Studies reviewed the number of travelers in the coming years and estimates that in 2041 will reach 69.2 million. Of these, 89 percent will be mobilized through El Dorado I and the rest by El Dorado II.

It was awarded to Mott MacDonald, with AERTEC Solutions and C&M consulting for the feasibility and structuring of Airport El Dorado II.

plano nuevo aeropuerto el dorado II



Updated (mm/dd/yyyy): 03.16.2017