Debate around the construction of an airport set to open in 2025

The agrarian town of Chinchero and environmentalists, are in battle against corporations, government and even local municipality, over the construction of an international airport. This airport, set to open in 2025, would represent a shift from agriculture to the more profitable tourism. However, the town needs development of its water treatment system, electricity and roads.

Nanay bridge reaches 63% completion

The government announced that the Nanay bridge, part of the road Bellavista-Santo Tomas, close to the Colombian border in Loreto region, is 63% complete. This 2.3 km-long project aims to improve the traffic conditions and integrate Iquitos with indigenous communities near the border. The infrastructure operations should finish in the final quarter of 2021 and will benefit 121,000 local people.