During the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Peruvian inventions of an electronic nose, a hand-held ventilator for emergency patients and an electronic device for people with hand amputations, were awarded gold and silver prizes.
Around 85,000 Peruvian households pay twice the actual price for informal housing in suburban areas of the cities. Families and the government are estimated to waste around 100,000 soles ($26,820) a year for an informal property in risk areas and without access to basic services such as water or roads.
The Agroperú Fund has made agreements with 903 groups of small agricultural producers in order to continue boosting the banking inclusion and family farming in rural regions of Perú. Agrobanco has so far dedicated 74.1 million soles ($19.87 million) to the Agroperú Fund this year.
During the period from October to December 2020, the National Institute of Statistics and IT reported that 88.7% of Peruvians used Internet on a daily basis, which represents an 11 point increase from 2019. This number increased by 9.2 points in rural areas, whereas it increased by 3.6 in urban areas.
According to FocusEconomics, Peru's GDP is expected to reach 4.3% in 2022, representing a 1 point increase from last month's forecast. Furthermore, the analysts reinforced their forecast of a 9.5% increase of the Peruvian economy this year. Peru is thus expected to experience a greater economic development than China, the Euro zone or Japan in 2021.
Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines gave the final approval for Enel Green Power Perú to develop the Clemesí solar power project. This solar power plant requiring an investment of $95.3 million is expected to have a capacity of 116.45 megawatts and therefore become one of the biggest solar plants in the country. The government emphasised the importance of renewable energy investments to support the economy and produce electricity in an eco-friendly way.