LA PAZ, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — French company Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), organizer of 2014 Dakar Rally, will present in September the official route of the race to the Bolivia’s government, which will plan the event’s security, Bolivia’s Tourism Vice Minister Marko Machicao announced Sunday.
“In September we will hold technical meetings, as the ones we have carried out in the last few months, and they will present us the official route, so we the government can plan the security actions,” said Machicao.
The Bolivian vice minister said that in the September meetings, the security plan to guarantee the security in the travel of the rally’s participants, people and visitors that will arrive from inside and outside Bolivia.
To define the security plan of the famous race, ASO representatives will meet with the ministers of health and culture, the heads of the Bolivian Police and the Armed Forces.
Machicao said the meeting will also help for ASO to ratify the passing of 2014 Dakar Rally through Bolivian territory, before the international campaign began by a group of U.S. congressmen and actor Sean Penn to avoid the competition to be held in the Andean country, as a means to demand justice for a U.S. citizen judged in Bolivia.
“We are sure Dakar will pass through Bolivia and we are working to give the world the best impression,” he said.
The 2014 Dakar Rally will pass through Bolivia on Jan. 12 and 13, when motorcycles and quads will travel the Uyuni salt plate, in Potosi department (south), in two stages without mechanical assistance, according to ASO.
The rally will begin on Jan. 5 in Rosario, Argentina, and will end on Jan. 18 in Valparaiso, Chile. Only motorcycles and quads will pass through Bolivia, while cars and trucks will travel from Argentina directly to Chile.
Dakar Rally is considered the world’s most dangerous extreme race, as well as the most admired one.