Paris, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The Minister of Culture and Tourism of Bolivia, Wilma Alanoca Mamani, estimated today that the four days in which the Dakar Rally will pass through the Andean country next January They will have an economic impact of about 140 million dollars.
Speaking to EFE, Alanoca Mamani explained that this is due "to the mobilization" that a competition like the Dakar generates in the inhabitants, tourism operators and the media.
"The Dakar has a burden of tourism revolution, which is what we are interested in promoting", explained the Minister.
This 40th edition of the Dakar, which will be held between January 6 and 20, 2018 with steps through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, is also the tenth that takes place in the territory South American, to which the race was moved by the danger of North Africa.
Alanoca Mamani recalled that it is the fifth time that Bolivia receives this legendary competition and revealed that his country will propose next year a longer stay in its territory, where the test will be in 2018 between January 11 and 15, dates that include the rest day of the day 12.
"We have another proposal for the Dakar, we have already worked this year with a view to 2019 (...) There are routes in the Chaco region or the Amazon," he said.
"Now in the whole world we speak of Bolivia", he delved into Responsible for Tourism.
Alanoca Mamani referred to the drought last year, which gave rise to demonstrations that disturbed the Dakar, and said that this year the water is "guaranteed" for Bolivians because of the new investments made.