The Ministry of Production decided to create a work group focused on strengthening innovation in the production sector. This team will aim to find ways to improve and reinforce technology adoption, technological development and innovation, to ultimately increase business productivity rates.
Today, only 6% of the electricity produced in Peru originates from renewable energy. Investing in more clean energy production and distribution projects could not only help protect the environment, but also create many jobs and boost the economy in the coming years.
The Peruvian government decided to hand out a 600 soles ($165) bonus to around 4.2 million families living in poverty in regions particularly affected by the pandemic and currently in lockdown. Households who are members of help programmes such as Juntos, Pension 65 and Contigo, and others will be part of the list of recipients.
According to the Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation Development, Peruvian agricultural exports increased by 4.4% in 2020, totalling $7.79 billion, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural products were exported to 143 countries, the US, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, Germany, China, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Canada being the main destination countries.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance approved the transfer of over 645 million soles ($177.5 mn) to the Ministry of Transport and Communications with the aim of financing 94 reconstruction projects.
The construction project of the modern Multi-purpose Port Terminal in Chancay, is anticipated to create over 9,000 jobs, consisting of around 1,500 direct and 7,500 indirect occupations. This $1.21 billion investment will make Huaral a regional hub welcoming around 1.5 million container ships a year.