From Iquitos, Secretary of State Boris Johnson and Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio announced Peru’s commitment to the measures established in the signing of the 2014 London Declaration on wildlife trafficking, informed the British Embassy in Peru in a press release.
“The United Kingdom is providing £4.5 million ($6 million US dollars) through the Newton Fund with co-financing from CONCYTEC to support the participation of Peruvian researchers”, the press release informed.
In addition, Johnson and his Peruvian counterpart inaugurated a sustainable energy project at the community school in Santa Marta, near Iquitos, which now has access to solar energy and drinking water thanks to the Prosperity Fund of the United Kingdom.
Among other agreements reached, Johnson announced the creation of a Public-Private Infrastructure Working Table to help Peru to address the $160 billion US dollar infrastructure gap working together to improve their main project delivery mechanisms and introduce greater transparency in Peru, as well as the opening of a MACE office (a British construction firm) that will support the country’s infrastructure development needs.
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