Social development, the eradication of structural poverty and the fight against drug trafficking: these are the planned objectives for the development of the Regions of the North, launched by the Argentinian government. The plan will be able to rely on considerable public investment intended for the creation of social service centres, to improve public education and build new logistics infrastructures. A central role will be played by the development of the infrastructural sector, which will be allocated funds for a total of approximately 16 billion dollars. The railway sector will be able to rely on 5 billion dollars that will be used to reactivate the lines of Ferrcarril Belgrano, Mitre and Urquiza and to facilitate transport of regional production to the rest of the country. The most important of these will be the Belgrano Cargas railway line that crosses almost all the provinces of the North and is essential to deliver goods to the Chilean ports of the Pacific. Connections are also envisaged between Aatuya, one of the country’s poorest areas, and the national railway network, by means of the link with the railway branch between Cordoba and Tucuman. This is why restructuring work will take place on the central line of Ferrocarril Mitre, which goes from the city of Tucuman through Santiago del Estero and arrives at the city of Rosario in the Province of Santa Fe, continuing on towards Buenos Aires and La Plata. The objective is to transform this major route, in the long-term, into a “high traffic density corridor”.