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Peru President: We are about to complete great infrastructure development project

10:38 | Lima, Jun. 7.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced the Executive Branch has been working on a great infrastructure development project with the aim of closing the construction gap in roads, dams, and channels, necessary for the country's development.

The Head of State said there is a gap when it comes to population growth, economic growth, and infrastructure. Therefore, it is necessary to have a program to bridge this gap with the support of Peru's College of Engineers.

"We are about to complete the great infrastructure development project in Peru, with a vision for the upcoming 20-30 years, to identify the works required so as to keep up with the desired progress and development," he said Thursday at an event marking the 57th anniversary of Peru's College of Engineers in Lima.

In this sense, the top official stated this college can complement the sectoral vision with a new perspective outside the public sector, which will be useful for the country's development.

The Peruvian leader remarked the fact that Peru's economic growth cannot largely depend on mining, and stressed the Andean nation's potential in other sectors like engineering.

"There is much to be done. We have a big challenge. We've demonstrated that engineering can always meet the high demands it faces," he affirmed.

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Published: 6/7/2019
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