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Peru President: 3 million jobs created in May and June

18:11 | Lima, Jun. 30.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday reported that almost 3 million jobs have been created across the country in May and June this year through the implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the Economic Reactivation Plan.

The Head of State remarked that much of the work was halted when economic activities came to a standstill at the beginning of the quarantine decreed in Mid-March to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, he explained that —as of May— 2,200,000 people joined the workforce in Phase 1, 450,000 workers were added in Phase 2, and 162,000 were employed during the extension of Phase 2.

"Almost 3 million jobs have been incorporated into the economic system in May and June, this is basically the economic activity generated by the private sector," Mr. Vizcarra said.

"As we have also said, the public sector has to do the same, and that is why we launched the project under Arranca Peru (Get off the Ground, Peru) Program," he added.

According to the Peruvian leader, Economy and Finance Minister Maria Antonieta Alva has worked in close coordination with governors and mayors to set goals for the second half of the year.

"With this program and the strategy of stages for the reopening of private and public sectors, with the signing of government-to-government agreements for the reconstruction of Peru's northern region and Arranca Peru (Get off the ground, Peru) program totaling over S/6 billion (around US$1.7 billion) in all regions as public investment, we are going to revive our economy, because we have the capacity, conditions, and resources to do so," he expressed.



Today, the President was joined by members of the Council of Ministers. The event was held at the Government Palace in Lima.

Tuesday marks the 107th day of mandatory social isolation in Peru.

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Publicado: 30/6/2020
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