The National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy declared that the sector was actively participating in the efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically by providing 4 million litres of oxygen from 25 oxygen plants to medical facilities. The mining company Volcan is in charge of producing two oxygen generators for hospitals in Lima and Pasco.
The low cost private airline SKY will transport around 800 kg of vaccine doses to cities of Cusco, Abancay and Trujillo, therefore participating in Peru's immunisation plan. The airline had already joined national efforts to fight COVID-19 as it transported mechanic ventilators earlier in February.
Peruvian Air Force received two KC-130H Hercules aircraft from Spain that can carry 20 tons of cargo and 92 passengers. These aircraft will facilitate the transport of vaccines and health workers around the country, but it will also play a part in handling emergencies from natural disasters or medical evacuations.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance authorised the transfer of over 37 million soles ($10.3 mn) and the additional credit of over 953 million soles ($261.8 mn), as part of the Public Sector Budget for Fiscal Year of 2021, to fund investment projects from regional and local governments.
President Sagasti addressed the nation regarding the senior official vaccination scandal in which 487 people abused their position of authority to obtain vaccine shots before it became available to the public. These events that lead to the resignation of the Health and Foreign Affairs Ministers, will not affect the negotiation and procurement process with Sinopharm, according to the head of state.
The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation announced that it will dedicate 6.5 billion soles ($1.78 bn) to 17 water sanitation projects, as part of the of Public Private Associations that supports private investment for Peru. The project portfolio of water, sewerage and wastewater treatment plant will benefit over 7 million people from 15 regions.