Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Zergratran. We look at sustainability not only from a climate point of view but also from a social and economic point of view. Our first project in Northern Colombia, which we call Puerto Internacional de Las Americas (PILA) is a perfect example of how we see sustainability.
What is sustainability, and how do we enable it?
Sustainability refers to the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. There are several different approaches to sustainability, including:
Environmental sustainability: This approach focuses on the preservation and protection of natural resources and ecosystems. Our shipping solution is zero-emission, and we use a tunnel to minimize the impact on the land and forests of Northern Colombia.
Economic sustainability: This approach ensures that economic growth and development are environmentally and socially responsible and do not deplete natural resources or exploit people. Our PILA project will bring economic growth to the South American region, specifically to Northern Colombia
Social sustainability: This approach promotes social equity, justice, and inclusion. The economic growth will improve the position of Colombia as a country and its people. The inflow of capital due to our project will enable the Colombian Government to increase the standard of living in the country.
Positive Impact on the Region
Maduka Chidebelu-Eze, a Board Member of and Investor in Zergratran is a specialist in supporting developing regions. In a recent interview, he elaborated on the positive impact our project will have on the South American region. According to Maduka, South America is a developing region, and countries like Brazil and Colombia are experiencing high growth. Creating two new ports and connecting the Atlantic and Pacific via the tunnel will have a positive impact on different levels. Developing regions depend highly on foreign investments, and creating two new ports and a tunnel will attract new investors. Large infrastructural projects like our PILA project drive capital flow into the region. It will also strengthen the local economy, as much of the resources will be procured locally. The project will also boost the local labor market. It will bring innovation and new technology to the country, and the construction alone will inspire other opportunities for both port areas and beyond.
Through his own company Knnktor, Maduka acts as a bridge between developing regions and the companies that want to invest there. His focal point is on helping people by bringing new businesses and opportunities and enabling governments to help their people through the new capital flowing into the country.
Hear more about his views on supporting developing regions and the Zergratran project in Northern Colombia in the video below.