Lima's Chambre of Commerce reported that Peru currently has an energy and mining portfolio of 39 projects that are expected to require an investment of over $25 billion between 2021 and 2025. Such projects are predicted to represent 2% of Peru's GDP during this period. The mining, electricity and oil sectors will respectively generate $11.75 billion, $9.48 billion and $4.14 billion for the Peruvian economy.
Peru's National Registry of Identification and Civil Status reported that over 25.28 million Peruvian citizens were expected to vote on April 11 for the presidential elections. Around 24.29 million of them will vote in Peru and 997,033 will vote abroad. Most voters are located in the region of Lima, amounting to over 8.2 million people, followed by La Libertad, Piura, Arequipa, Cajamarca and Cusco regions.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) plans to boost Peru's electromobility with $20 million. Dedicated long term loans will be available from Peru's Development Finance Corporation so as to fund electric vehicle projects. This IDB programme aims to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by introducing and promoting cleaner transport alternatives, particularly in terms of public transport.
Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry reported that 50 million soles ($13.92 million) have been made available for micro and small enterprises from the tourism sector to access financial support. The loans originate from the Government's Business Support Fund for Tourism, and will be of up 750,000 soles ($208,844) to be paid over 5 years.
The Government authorised a further 6.28 million soles ($1.67 million) from its 2021 public budget to be used by the Health Ministry for the vaccine purchase and associated costs.
The Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation Development shared that Peruvian exports of groundcherry totalled 287 tons and generated over $2.65 million in 2020. 80% of these exports consisted of organic forms of Peruvian groundcherry and were sent to the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Israel.