From Tuesday, July 18th to Monday, July 24th, 2017
The Minister of Transport and Communications, Bruno Giuffra, reported on the status of the portfolio of projects of his ministry
The head of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Bruno Giuffra, gave details of the status of the main projects of his portfolio and the progress of these for the next two years. In that sense, he informed that they are preparing a special law to boost the execution of logistic projects in the country, with the purpose of creating an interconnected network between ports and airports for the transportation of cargo and merchandise. In this regard, the minister stated that the intention of the ministry is to grant in concession to the private sector all the airports belonging to the Peruvian Corporation of Airports and Commercial Aviation - CORPAC.
On the other hand, the minister reported that it is expected that the declaration of interest and the award of the Port of Salaverry project will be achieved this year, which will guarantee an investment of US$ 215 million from the private sector.
Regarding road projects, the minister reported that currently the ministry has 6 projects of alternative roads to the Central Highway that will be evaluated to determine their feasibility. Additionally, regarding the project "Longitudinal of the Sierra Tranche 4", he reported that they are evaluating solutions to the problem of the technical file of the project, generated by the change in the applicable regulations.
Regarding the railway projects, the minister informed that he will propose the technical study for a new line of the Metro of Lima. Regarding the Line 3, the ministry is working to get the project awarded before the end of the year.
Finally, he informed that the law project that seeks to create the Autonomous Authority of Transportation in Lima, which will be responsible for the administration of public transport in the country's capital, is ready and it will be sent to the congress in no longer than 10 days.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced that next Tuesday, July 25th, it will sign the seventh addendum to the concession agreement of the Jorge Chávez International Airport project
The minister Bruno Giuffra reported that on Tuesday, July 25th, the ministry would execute the new addendum to the concession contract of the Jorge Chávez International Airport, in order to implement the project to expand the airport, which includes the construction of a second landtrack within the next 4 years and construction of the new passenger terminal, within the next 5 years.
The minister confirmed that 10 years will be recognized as an extension of the concession term of the project due to the delay in the delivery of the land for the execution of the aforementioned projects. The investment required for the works to be executed under this seventh addendum will be approximately US$ 1,500 million.