Megaprojects to quench Lima’s thirst

Peru’s Housing Minister, Hernán Garrido Lecca, signed an agreement with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) yesterday to fund two major water project and improve water supply in Lima — the world’s second largest desert city after Cairo. The $100 million development fund will underwrite a planned water treatment […]

by · December 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Environment

Peru government plans training for rural communities to prepare for FTA

Over 4,000 rural communities in Peru will receive State training to alleviate economic difficulties from the free trade agreement with the United States. According to the National Program for Watershed Management and Soil Conservation (PRONAMACHCS), farmers will receive the training so they can take advantage of new opportunities provided by […]

by · December 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business

U.S. Senate approves Peru FTA

The United States Senate has overwhelmingly approved a free trade agreement with Peru today. The 77 – 18 vote in favor of the accord awaits the ratifying signature of U.S. President George W. Bush. ¨This definitive approval of the FTA opens Peru to the worlds largest market and consolidates the […]

by · December 5, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business

Peru river basin a toxic dump

The ¨Revive El Mantaro¨project has found high levels of toxins in the Mantaro river basin, an important water source in Peru’s central Andes. ¨Revive El Mantaro¨ – a campaign launched in July 2006 by civil society groups in six affected provinces – took soil and water samples at over 50 […]

by · November 22, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Health Care, Mining