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MTC announces investment for S/ 141 million to improve airports this year in Peru

Rehabilitation works will be carried out at multiple airports on a national scale in their terminals, parking lots and perimeter fence.
Rehabilitation works will be carried out at multiple airports on a national scale in their terminals, parking lots and perimeter fence.

In order to improve the infrastructure of a group of airports in Peru, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Paola Lazarteannounced that its portfolio will carry out an “investment shock” this year amounting to approximately S/ 141 million.

“These are more direct investments in replacement, rehabilitation and improvement. With this, we plan to improve the services provided to Peruvians and increase connectivity in the country,” Lazarte told RPP.

According to what was announced by the President of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Otárolain its presentation before the Congress of the Republic, the infrastructures of the airports of Andahuaylas (Apurímac), Cusco, Huánuco, Ilo (Moquegua), Jaén (Cajamarca), Jauja (Junín), Atalaya (Ucayali), Chimbote (Huaraz) will be improved ), Caballococha (Loreto), Rioja (San Martín), Yurimaguas (Loreto) and Juanjuí (San Martín).

Likewise, the minister indicated that rehabilitation works will be carried out at multiple airports nationwide in their terminals, parking lots and perimeter fence.

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“It is a group of airports that we already have concessions and we must make the corresponding investments, in order to provide quality service to Peruvians,” Lazarte stressed.

On the other hand, the owner of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) He maintained that in his management, quick solutions will be delivered that allow the prompt execution of the new Central Highway, an emblematic project that will require an investment of USD 12,000 million.

He also pointed out that at the beginning of his administration he detected delays in the schedules due to the lack of diligent work of the previous administration, but that the respective changes have already been made to carry out this important road project.

Work on the new Central Highway will require an investment of USD 12,000 million.
Work on the new Central Highway will require an investment of USD 12,000 million.

“We are making the changes so that, in the first place, you can review the feasibility in the much faster way. We are not going to go backwards with this project, we are going to deliver quick solutions because it is a project that will only change the lives of Lima and the center of the country, but also of all Peruvians,” emphasized the head of the TCM.

Later, Lazarte explained that as part of the diagnosis of the situation in which the sector was when he took office, he found 68 paralyzed works at the national level that are dependent on the MTC.

“However, as MTC, we take this situation very seriously and we want to turn it around and reactivate the paralyzed works,” said the minister.

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In this sense, Lazarte announced that 18 projects have been identified within this list of 64 that will be reactivated in the first half of the year and will require an investment of S/ 1,000 million.

The owner of the TCM reported that in 2022 only 74 kilometers of the non-concessioned road network were paved; while, in 2020, 238 kilometers were paved, the year in which most activities were paralyzed.

In this way, the execution of the budget destined to investment projects of the TCM it fell by 16% in 2022, despite the fact that this is the sector that has the greatest resources to carry out public works.

In this sense, Lazarte affirmed that the TCM It has 68 projects paralyzed for more than S/6,400 million, and 18 of these have been identified that can be reactivated until July of this year.

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