Environment

New Chacahuaro Tunnel Opened on Central Highway

New Chacahuaro Tunnel Opened on Central Highway

President Kuczynski and Transport minister Martin Vizcarra were in Matucana this week to inaugurate the 306m Chacahuaro tunnel on the Central Highway. The tunnel, at Km. 80 and at 2,550 meters above sea level, has been built at a key point on the highway where landslides occur almost every year […]

Water Pressure in Lima Cut Back to Save for Non-Rainy Days

Water Pressure in Lima Cut Back to Save for Non-Rainy Days

The Lima water board, Sedapal, began to reduce the pressure of the city’s water supply this week, in an effort to offset the lack rain in the central Andes.  The measure will be applied from 8pm through to 4:30am every day until rains begin to raise the water level in […]

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Park rangers and firefighters have succeeded in putting out fires in four wildlife reserves in northern Peru, but several other forest fires continue to smolder or burn in other parts of the country. The government has called for emergency measures in the highlands of Cajamarca and Lambayeque, where several fires […]

President Kuczynski: Let’s Show Them the Best

President Kuczynski: Let’s Show Them the Best

On the eve of the main APEC summit events being held in Lima this week, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called for Peruvians to welcome the APEC leaders “with open arms.” “Let’s show them the best of our culture and gastronomy,” he said in a message to the nation. “Let’s show them […]