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Peru President: "Visits to regions will continue every week"

18:03 | Moquegua (Moquegua region), May. 7.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Monday disclosed he will not stop visiting regions across the country as this is a new policy implemented by his administration.

According to Vizcarra, he and State ministers will visit Cajamarca and Jauja cities within the framework of the upcoming Muni-Executive Power meetings. First stops included Puno and Pucallpa.

"We'll be traveling every week. The ministers and I have pledged to visit the country's 25 regions within our first six months in office," he stated.

Likewise, the Peruvian leader stressed the importance of this new policy, which fosters dialogue and meetings with regional governments, saying it has received positive feedback from mayors and inland authorities. 

"We listened to your needs during the working visits and started to examine what is feasible, along with government officials and the Economy and Finance Minister David Tuesta himself," he expressed.

In this sense, the statesman explained the Executive Power has committed over S/200 million (about US$61.1 million) in resources —towards basic and necessary works— for the benefit of Puno and Ucayali regions this year.

"This mechanism has been a success. To check this, ask mayors what they think about this form of Government. They haven't seen it before. Unfortunately, they are leaving by the end of the year," he said.

For this reason, President Vizcarra disclosed he will continue working with the incoming authorities to be elected on October 7 during the upcoming regional and municipal elections.

(END) JCC/CCR/RMB/MVB

Published: 5/7/2018
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