The reconstruction of areas previously affected by climate phenomenon will boost northern Peruvian regions' economies, First-Vice President Martin Vizcarra affirmed Sunday.
As is known, Peru was hit hard by Coastal El Niño
phenomenon in the January-March period. The weather event was characterized by heavy rains, landslides
and floods, which destroyed infrastructure and crops, leaving many citizens homeless.
"It is an important investment that will invigorate the [national] economy. This is an additional investment […] that will be implemented in the next three years, thus generating a local dynamism which will lead to [economic
] recovery," he expressed.
Likewise, new infrastructure will help regions be better prepared for similar situations.
According to Vizcarra, plan implementation means a huge task that the Kuczynski
administration —along with regional and local governments— will assume.
He also underlined that Congress and Comptroller General's Office will have the power to control the resources used for this purpose.