Peru President announces intensive reforestation campaign across the country

20:05 | Cajamarca (Cajamarca region), Feb. 5.

President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday stated that an intensive reforestation campaign will be carried out across Peru.

During a tree planting ceremony in Jesus district (Cajamarca region), the Head of State stressed that trees can help preserve water throughout the region, which can be used for agricultural purposes and human consumption. 

"We must reforest our highlands and jungle. The region that showed us that reforestation is possible is Cajamarca, which has a successful experience," the top official expressed.

Likewise, he pointed out Cajamarca is a region with great potential and rich in diverse resources, although figures show the region is struggling with poverty.

"This is unacceptable, but with everyone's support, we will change this situation and bring the well-being and progress that all Cajamarca inhabitants deserve," the statesman added. 

Furthermore, he reaffirmed the Executive Branch's commitment to supporting Cajamarca region and helping its authorities to do so.

Lastly, President Vizcarra reiterated his anti-corruption message and said he hopes to be recognized as the government that fought this scourge the most. 

His remarks were made within the framework of a Muni-Executive meeting in the abovementioned Andean region. 


Published: 2/5/2019