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Peru: PM asks Congress to continue joining efforts for benefit of citizens

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru

14:18 | Lima, Nov. 23.

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez on Tuesday requested lawmakers —gathered at a Congress plenary session— to continue joining efforts with the Executive Branch so as to build a country offering greater opportunities.

While addressing the Public Sector Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2022, the high-ranking official highlighted the importance of working together.

"I would like to reiterate our invocation to continue joining efforts for the sake of every Peruvian citizen. (We want to continue working) with public sectors and articulating (efforts) with private sectors, while complying with regulations and the rule of law," Vasquez expressed.

From the state —she stressed— there is a firm commitment to protect the fundamental rights of the population.

According to the Cabinet chief, this way a more prosperous nation will be built, one that is more just, equitable and offers greater opportunities to everyone.

"This budget intends to strengthen the public resources decentralization process," she added.

Therefore, in addition to the S/50 billion (about US$12.5 billion) assigned to the budget of regional and local governments, an allocation of S/8.80 billion (about US$2.40 billion) is planned during execution so as to meet —in a complementary way— their needs in terms of health, education, maintenance of pathways, and continuity of strategic investments.

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Publicado: 23/11/2021
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