Chile’s Ministerio de Obras Públicas (MOP) has unveiled plans to finance 89% of the $400m Carretera Austral paving project, connecting southern regions X and XI.

The project involves paving 1,169km of the Carretera Austral and will divide the paving project into different stretches ranging from 6km to 33km in length.

Under the plans the remaining amount will be funded by local governments, according to

The project is expected to start by January and is scheduled to be completed by September 2013.