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  • AVIATION COOPERATION

    In an effort to increase bilateral and private sector collaboration between the United States and Brazil, aviation officials from both countries launched the U.S.–Brazil Aviation Partnership (AP) in 2012.

  • ENERGY

    USTDA supports partner countries throughout the region in diversifying and strengthening their portfolio of energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure.

  • TRANSPORTATION

    USTDA has decades of experience in helping its partner countries modernize their transportation infrastructure in order to facilitate the movement of people and goods, both within and across borders.

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For over three decades, USTDA has worked with project sponsors in Latin America and the Caribbean to implement priority infrastructure projects across key sectors. USTDA’s partnerships with U.S. industry and regional project sponsors lead to sustainable development as well as open markets for U.S. businesses.

Energy

Deploying Energy Storage Systems: USTDA is sponsoring a feasibility study to help Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. (ISA), a multinational energy transmission and distribution company, assess the development of large-scale energy storage systems in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The study will develop business plans for the provision of battery storage facilities to improve grid reliability and support new renewable energy generation.

Developing a LNG Terminal at the Panama Canal: As Panama seeks to diversify its energy supply, USTDA is working with the Panama Canal Authority to determine the viability of building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The study is also exploring alternative uses of LNG, including as a fuel source for tugboats, dredges and vessels traveling through the Canal.

Transportation

Building Security and Customs Facilities for Colombian Ports:  As a resuLT of a USTDA-funded feasibility study for Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC), the operator of the Ports of Cartagena and Contecar, SPRC received approval from the Colombian Government to establish a combined customs and security station. By utilizing U.S. equipment and technology, the facility has expanded Colombia’s container capacity, improved security and facilitated trade.

Connecting the U.S. and Brazilian Aviation Sectors: The U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership is a public-private platform for both countries to collaborate in areas such as airport expansion and air traffic flow management, as well as aviation safety and security. 

Telecommunications

Expanding Wireless Broadband in Brazil: USTDA is partnering with Prodepa, the state information technology company in Pará, Brazil, to develop a roadmap and implementation plan for expanding the state’s fiber and wireless broadband networks. Prodepa aims to increase connectivity levels and to improve the capabilities of public services.