Peru received its third batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, consisting of 50,000 doses that will be destined to elderly people over 60, as well as National Police and Armed Forces members. The country has been delivered a total of 217,000 Pfizer doses so far.
As part of the programme Masivo Fotovoltaico, the government announced that over 26,500 rural households from the center of Peru will gain access to electricity thanks to the installation of solar panels. The purpose of this programme is improve the quality of life for the poor populations and support their economic and social development.
Franchised ports regulated by the Supervising Agency for Investment in Public Transport Infrastructure, announced that their plan to invest $108 million in 2021 for the modernisation of its infrastructure. Such works should participate in the growth of Peru's foreign trade.
The Peruvian cement manufacturer Yura will invest around $200 million in plant improvements and new equipment that will make the process greener and increase the daily production capacity from 5,000 to 8,000 metric tons of cement clinker.
Peruvian exports created 263,348 new jobs in January 2021, representing a 2.7% increase from January last year. This rise is mainly due to the higher supply of non traditional products. The agroindustrial and fishing sectors are some of the industries that introduced most of the new jobs.