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1

Background

China has proposed a Transoceanic Railway (also
known as he trans-Amazonian railway).

2

Political/social

Campaigners for Indigenous rights are concerned
that indigenous land will be opened up for
development
Disruption to unconnected tribes .

Unknown
impacts for example from disease like the measles
to which they have no resistance

Will bring a flow of migrant workers, creating pressure on infrastructure and services

3

Economic

Reduce costs of transport for raw materials including oil, iron ore, soya beans and other
commodities to China
Some construction carried out by local firms, therefore providing employment

4

Environmental

Main concerns include the Isconahua Reserve and Vale do Rio Jurauá
Cut through endangered habitats
Will open up access for deforestation, cattle ranchers, poaching and illegal mining
Indirectly the railway could exacerbate deforestation by making logging more profitable
Disruption to Peruvian cloud forests