Lima, Sep. 07 (ANDINA).
Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) will invest S/. 387.6 million (some US$171.9 million) in the development of eight tourist destinations, the head of the sector Jose Luis Silva announced Tuesday.
During his presentation to the Commission of Foreign Trade and Tourism of the Congress, the minister said that such investment is part of the 465.5 million soles package of tourism projects that are to be invested over the next two years.
Destinations that will benefit from the first phase of investments are Northern Beaches, which includes the regions of Piura and Tumbes, with 18.1 million soles; Moche Route, between Lambayeque and La Libertad, with 59.7 million soles; and Amazon River in Loreto with 67.2 million soles.
Also listed are Lake Titicaca in Puno, with 39.3 million soles; Kuelap in Amazonas, with 61.7 million; and Paracas-Nasca in Ica, with 45.2 million soles.
In addition, 13.1 million, 65.5 million and 17.4 million soles will be invested to improve tourist attractions in Arequipa, Lima and Cusco, respectively.