Peru's Ministry of Production announced that it had set the quota for squid or giant squid catch to 580,000 tons for the year of 2021. However, this maximum limit could be amended in case of major biological, fishing or environmental changes.
The mining industry is significantly boosting local companies' activities operating in mining regions. In the last 10 years, mining contributed 10% of Peru's GDP, as well as 10.4% of the country's fiscal earnings. Between 2007 and 2018, metal mining by an annual average of 4.1%.
Royalties and surcharges from oil and gas production in Peru reached 368 million soles ($98.7 million) in January and February this year, representing a 40% increase from the same period in 2020. The Ministry of Economy and Finance is in charge of paying royalties to regional and local governments in exchange for exploitation of their fossil fuels.
Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications announced that it had selected France to take on construction works for the new Central Highway that will include four lanes, and 30 km-long tunnels. This partnership is based on a government-to-government model and will require an 11.57 billion sole ($3.1 billion) investment.
As part of the Peruvian government's financial help 'Bono 600' bonus for families living in poverty, 407,925 households from different regions in the country gained access to digital bank accounts. This inclusion to the financial system allows beneficiaries from 'Bono 600' to receive the money directly to their phone. Around 3.7 million households will receive the government bonus by the end of the first stage.