ALMA named outstanding investment project of the year in Chile

ALMA named outstanding investment project of the year in Chile

1 April, 2015 / Read time: 2 minutes

After an initial selection from among more than 300 initiatives, the Corporación de Bienes de Capital (CBC, Corporation for Technological Development of Capital Assets) has named the ALMA Observatory the leading investment project in the Technology and Communications category based on its major contribution to Chile's growth, not only in terms of investment volume but also its correct implementation. The success of its launch, as well as excellent environmental performance, community relations and supplier management during the project's development and execution, were among the elements evaluated.


Thomas Keller, Colbún General Manager ; José Antonio Guzmán, Universidad de los Andes Rector, and ALMA Director, Pierre Cox, show their awards. Credit: Corporación Bienes de Capital

ALMA Director Pierre Cox received the award during a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 31 and attended by the CBC Board of Directors, members of the jury, representatives of CBC's member companies and ALMA partners. The Angostura Hydroelectric Plant and the Universidad de Los Andes hospital also earned awards, which were given out for the first time.

The CBC is a private, nonprofit technical entity that has been in existence for almost 50 years. Its main activity is supporting Chile's technological and industrial development.


Up: Board Chair of the Corporación de Bienes de Capital, Jorge Yutronic, along with the ALMA Director, Pierre Cox, and ALMA EPO Officer, Valeria Foncea. Credit: Corporación Bienes de Capital  Down:Fernando Comerón, Chilean Representative of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), with his Assistant, Jasna Razmilic. Credit: Corporación Bienes de Capital

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ALMA is a partnership of ESO (representing its member states), NSF (U.S.) and NINS (Japan), along with NRC (Canada), NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (South Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The Joint ALMA Observatory is operated by ESO, AUI/NRAO and NAOJ.


Valeria Foncea 
Education and Public Outreach Officer
Joint ALMA Observatory
Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 467 6258
Cell: +56 9 75871963
Email: [email protected]