Thursday, March 23, 2017

Medellin-based power transmission giant ISA announced April 14 that it managed to offset 100% of its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions via a reforestation project in Bajo Cauca, Antioquia.


Medellin’s Parque Explora and Planetarium announced that they will host the International Astronomical Union (IAU) annual congress May 16-20 with delegates from more than 40 countries.


Medellin-based public utility EPM announced April 23 that it partially restored output from its 560-megawatt (MW) “Guatape” hydroelectric plant in Antioquia – more than a week earlier than planned.


The latest quarterly report from Colombia’s currency regulator (Banco de la Republica) shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) in petroleum and mining in Colombia during first quarter (1Q) 2016 dropped sharply year-on-year (y-o-y), to US$1.2 billion, from US$3 billion in 1Q 2015.


Colombia’s national statistical agency (DANE) announced April 14 that industrial production jumped 8.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) in February 2016 -- the latest month for which statistics are available -- versus a 1% y-o-y net decline in industrial output in February 2015.


Colombia’s national infrastructure agency (ANI) announced April 14 that just-completed upgrades to Medellin’s downtown Olaya Herrera airport enable the start-up of international executive-jet flights in May 2016 -- just before the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference.


An ever-growing list of major international and national companies is on the hunt for bilingual (English-Spanish) executives and technical workers for Medellin.


The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) announced April 12 the debut of a "Capstone” project to link its information technology (IT) students with Medellin and Envigado middle-school and high-school students interested in pursuing IT careers.


Medellin-based multinational Grupo Argos announced April 11 that it just signed a deal with Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa to receive all 2.5 million of Bogotá’s used tires -- which will be used as combustion fuel for the Cementos Argos cement plant at Rioclaro, Antioquia.


ProColombia – the national government agency promoting foreign trade – announced April 12 that Colombia rose to fifth place in the latest ranking of all 55 nations in the Americas in information technology (IT), software and business process outsourcing (BPO).


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