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Peru's President: Ensuring connectivity for Peruvians, a government priority

16:28 | Lima, May. 3.

The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti on Monday affirmed that a priority of his Government is to ensure connectivity so that Peruvians can access the Internet and the services provided by the State.

The Head of State noted that the National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel) —of the Ministry of Transport and Communications— includes 24 regional projects to provide broadband service to all regions across the country.

"A large investment of over S/5 billion (about US$1.3 billion) has been made to benefit 8,400 localities and almost 4 million Peruvians. Many institutions will be connected," the President pointed out.

"Around 28,700 kilometers of fiber optics have been installed throughout the country, which is more than 10 times the distance from Tacna to Tumbes," he added.

According to Peru's top official, six of those projects are in operation in Huancavelica, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Lambayeque, Cusco, and Lima Provinces, thus benefiting 2,008 localities, more than 1,100,000 citizens, and around 3,600 institutions.

"We are working on other sectors such as education, health, the fight against the pandemic, and vaccination. There are many projects in the portfolio. In less than the three months left, we will be able to meet a series of goals we set ourselves," he said.

In addition, the statesman highlighted the cooperation between the public and private sectors on the issue of connectivity.

Remarks were made during the launch of the broadband project in Lima Provinces.

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Publicado: 3/5/2021
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