The awarding of a concession for the Colombian central railway system will favor coal producers in the country’s central region, BNAmercias reported. According to the Director of Coal Producers Federation Fenalcarbon, Alfonso Escobar, “Once the licenses and contracts for the central railway system have been awarded this will clear up some doubts about the use of the Fenoco [northern railway] network and about sharing around 300 km of the railway with users of the Carare railway, two independent but complementary factors.” The resolution of these issues means that the Carare railway, which will be used to transport coal from the country’s central zone to ports on the northern coast, will be more efficient. The Ferroviario Central project involves the preparation, construction, maintenance and operation of a 1,050 km railway, running from Huila department in southern Colombia to Cesar department in the north.