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Peru invests US$ 27 million in rail infrastructure

Ferrocarril del Centro rail line. Photo: Andina/Archive.

Ferrocarril del Centro rail line. Photo: Andina/Archive.

16:04 | Lima, Jul. 31 (ANDINA).

Nearly US$ 27 million are being invested in improving the infrastructure of Ferrocarril del Centro rail line, which cover the Lima-Huancayo route, Peru's Deputy Minister of Transportation, Alejandro Chang Chiang said Wednesday.
The rail line, which is the highest in America and the second highest in the world, was awarded to Peruvian railway operator Ferrovías Central Andina.

Chang Chiang said that the works include the construction of the Trans-Andean Tunnel that will extend 21 kilometers and will enable train passengers to travel from Lima to Huancayo (Junin) in just four hours, Lima to Cerro de Pasco in three hours and a half and from Lima to La Oroya (Junin) in two hours.  

The deputy minister also noted that Peru's private investment promotion agency (ProInversión) will revise the concession process for the Trans-Andean Tunnel, Huancayo-Huancavelica Railroad (also called 'Tren Macho') and Tacna-Arica Railroad.

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Published: 7/31/2013
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