From The Report: Peru 2019
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The commitment of Peru to meeting its transport and logistics needs is apparent in the FY 2019 budget. The Ministry of Economy and Finance set aside PEN326.6m ($98.9m) for road, air and port infrastructure development, with plans to secure additional funds from the private sector. The prospects for investment in the sector are positive, as the need to close the country’s infrastructure gap is coupled with Peru’s improving image as a business destination. The latter is supported by a legal framework that facilitates public-private partnerships. Planning processes must take into account that the acquisition of land, and contracts now include an anti-corruption clause. The government is working to improve the business environment by hiring international consultants to contribute to the employment of best practices when carrying out joint works by the government and private sector. This chapter contains an interview with Juan José Salmón Balestra, CEO, Lima Airport Partners.