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Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral del Pacífico
Foundation for the Integral Development of the Colombian Pacific Region

Our history

Our history

1969 Incorporation

The Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral del Valle del Cauca (Foundation for the Integral Development of the Valle del Cauca), FDI for its acronym in Spanish, was incorporated as a private nonprofit organization aimed at fostering the development of the Department and impacting upon the Pacific Region and the country at large. Over the last 30 years it has contributed to the incorporation of 53 new local enterprises, which created 7.100 new direct employments, and funded and/or performed 145 research papers and 138 pre-feasibility studies for strategic projects.

The following are some of main the projects developed by FDI: Telepacífico (TV broadcasting channel), Bolsa de Occidente (western region stock exchange), Sociedad Portuaria de Buenaventura (Port Authority of Buenaventura), Terpel de Occidente (filling stations), Cencar (trucking company – land transportation), and Prodesal (industrial chemical products), among others.

1999Transitory change of focus

The Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral del Valle del Cauca -FDI- changed its focus to primarily support initiatives brought forth by the Chamber of Commerce of Cali. During this period it developed the Valle del Pacífico Conventions Center, among other projects.

2012Refocusing

FDI refocused its operations in order to work as a project management unit, under the name Project Management and Innovation for the Pacific (FDI-GIP), which developed general interest initiatives mainly in Cali.

Projects: Planning and Management Region G11, Cali Green Corridor, The Cali Levee Plan de Cali (oversight).

2016Resurgence as the Foundation for the Integral Development of the Pacific

FDI Pacífico resurged as a privately held, independent, apolitical, nonprofit organization that works toward furthering sustainable development in the Pacific region in Colombia. To that effect, it decided to articulate and coordinate the efforts of public and private actors and stakeholders in realizing high-impact initiatives and amplified its geographic scope to include the whole Pacific Region, thus giving rise to a long-term planning culture that will foster achievement of strategic projects and goals.