13 jun 2017

The president of Peru highlights projects of interest for Spanish companies

During a business meeting in which Marisa Poncela, Juan Rosell and Inmaculada Riera participated.

The president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has highlighted projects of interest in his country for Spanish companies, during a meeting held at the headquarters of the Employer´s Organization and attended by the Secretary of State for Commerce, Marisa Poncela; the president of CEOE, Juan Rosell; and the General Director from the Chamber of Commerce, Inmaculada Riera. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Alfredo Eduardo Thorne and his foreign counterpart, Ricardo V. Luna Mendoza, accompanied the Peruvian president. Officials and entrepreneurs from both countries exchanged views on the priorities of the current Andean government and business and investment opportunities in the area. The event was organized by the Secretary of State for Trade, CEOE and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Peruvian Embassy in our country.

Business meeting Peru-Spanish companies
Business meeting Peru-Spanish companies

The President of Peru highlighted the 2017-2020 Reconstruction Plan, which will involve an investment of approximately US $ 6.4 billion and will focus on improving roads, the channelling and staging of rivers, a water and sanitation program and a housing plan, among other goals. In this regard, he also said that they intend to boost new activities such as agro-industry, to promote the construction of industrial parks, to improve electricity systems and to carry out a tax reform.

The president of CEOE, Juan Rosell, highlighted the growing confidence of Spanish businesses in the Peruvian market, thanks to the macroeconomic measures and reforms carried out by the Government in the last ten years. In this regard, he praised the Economic Program 2016-2021, which aims to boost public and private investment in the country, as well as to achieve an annual GDP growth rate of 4%. Rosell also pointed out that the integration process among the members of the Pacific Alliance should be strengthened in order to boost regional trade and investment.