Punta Arenas plans to seat a major Antarctica scientific research hub

Source: MercoPres

Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. The Governor of the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctic, Jorge Flies stated this week that there were 35 projects developing in his jurisdiction, in three important areas.

 He added that president Michelle Bachelet’s administration was open to turn that area, the southernmost point of Chile, into a reference for development and scientific research.

“We are renovating and erecting new maritime terminals and another essential issue is the works for the southern optical-fiber cable, which will provide the area, where around 180,000 people currently live, with better internet connection,” Mr. Flies further said.