Peru Construction

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Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.


After two years of contraction and a slow first half of 2017, the construction sector recorded much-welcomed growth at the end of the year. As a response to the political challenges and natural disasters of 2017, the government passed two milestone documents that look ahead to the coming years: an anti-corruption law and the ambitious...


In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of humanity was living in urban areas. Perhaps the most remarkable observation about this trend is the speed at which it has happened: as recently as 1900 urban areas accounted for 13% of the global population. Towns and cities are seen as the crucibles of opportunity for many rural...


What infrastructure is being built for the Pan American Games that will be held in Lima in 2019?


What role can government programmes play in closing the housing gap?


In 2015 the Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (Asociación para el Fomento de la Infraestructura Nacional, AFIN) presented the “National Infrastructure Plan 2016-25”. Prepared for AFIN by the Universidad del Pacifico, it determined Peru would require $160bn to address existing infrastructure gaps in transport, energy,...

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