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Until the White Continent: Piñera announces an ambitious plan to modernize the Chilean presence in Antarctica



With the symbol of the upper limit of former President Gabriel González Videla and in the middle of a Magallanes tour, President Sebastián Piñera announced an ambitious plan to catapult Chilean scientific research in Antarctica.

On Antarctic ground, the president, together with his first lady, Defense Minister Albert Espina and Science Minister Andrés Couva, gave details of an investment project to prepare the "Frei base for the twentieth century".

Piñera believes there are several improvements to strengthen the Chilean presence in the southern hemisphere: administrative building, other logistics, improvement of the Chilean landing zone, the construction of a pier and four modules to improve living conditions. on Antarctica.

The plan includes two phases, said Piñera. The first has already started and will continue until 2022. After that, the second phase will begin immediately. In the announcement, Piñera has put on the cap of former President González Videle to "continue the tradition". It was because he was the first president to enter Antarctic soil.


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