President Vizcarra: Get off the Ground, Peru Program to increase investment in all regions

14:26 | Lima, Jun. 19.

The Arranca Peru (Get off the Ground) Program —approved by the Executive Branch via Supreme Decree— will allow increased investments in all regions nationwide, President Martin Vizcarra affirmed on Friday.

Within this framework, the Head of State reiterated that the program will generate one million jobs in addition to those projected in the Public Budget for the Fiscal Year 2020.

The top official pointed out that said investment will be geared towards various sectors, such as those linked to the improvement of educational and health infrastructure, as well as the optimization of hydraulic irrigation infrastructure for the benefit of the agrarian sector.

Likewise, the statesman indicated that agriculture requires starting the 2020-2021 season supported by the improvement of irrigation channels throughout the country. Consequently, sufficient resources were allocated, so that the Agriculture Ministry performs the corresponding maintenance through executing units.

"We are going to guarantee a good harvest from this agricultural program, while also generating jobs," he continued.

Furthermore, the leader said that —in the Housing and Construction sector— it is necessary to build more homes, improve roads, as well as sidewalks in various cities and also continue to narrow the urban sanitation gap to guarantee access to drinking water in the most remote areas.

Concerning the Transport and Communications sector, around 50,000 kilometers of neighborhood roads will receive maintenance to enhance accessibility from agricultural areas to large consumer cities. Thus, he stressed that this effort will generate half a million jobs.

"With this additional million, we are going to meet the demand that has been generated by these nearly 100 days of state of emergency, which has caused a decline in economic growth and which we are now going to reverse with the measures taken," he stated.

Lastly, the President assured that the negative impact generated by COVID-19 on the economic activity will be reversed "and it (the economy) will continue to expand as we all want," he concluded.


Published: 6/19/2020
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