Bolivia is ready with its logistics and security to receive 2018 four stages of 40 version of the Dakar Rally, international competition that will pass through national territory for the fifth consecutive time.
Minister of Culture and Tourism, Wilma Alanoca, responsible for making preparations for the Dakar Rally, He said in an interview with Xinhua in his office that the country permanently revises some details to carry out the Dakar which starts on Saturday in Lima.
The 40 Dakar, which takes place from 6 al 20 of January of 2018 with steps Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, It is the tenth that takes place in South American territory, after the race moved from North Africa for security reasons.
“Bolivia already has experience doing this type of competition; now remains for us to improve some issues for a real party is alive. Let's take the opportunity to show the world our culture through our folklore dances, handicrafts, gastronomy and other cultural activities”, he claimed.
Alanoca commented that the dancers will go up to the stage to show the cultural diversity that has Bolivia.
He estimated that the Dakar Rally will leave economic spills over to Bolivia 145 millions of dollars passing through La Paz, The tall, Uyuni and Tupiza of 11 y 15 de enero, dates including day rest day 12.
He argued that this estimate of the economic movement is given by taking into account competition as the Dakar generates a multiplier effect on the inhabitants, from tour operators to the media.
“We've always faced that way, the Dakar has a load of tourism revolution that is what interests us drive, with the component to show our culture”, Bolivian minister said.
Alanoca recalled that it is the fifth time that Bolivia receives this legendary competition, and it announced that the country will propose this year a longer stay in its territory.
According to the official, The Dakar is a great showcase for the cultures of the venues, besides generating employment and economic movement.
In this opportunity, Bolivia will 12 competitors, three less than in 2017, three absolute beginners and many last-minute absences.
During a public ceremony in the department of Oruro (west), Bolivian President, Evo Morales, Sunday urged citizens to accompany competition, because it will generate great economic movement and display the image of the country to the world the days when the motorized traverse the country.