Development Zone Proposed in Puno


The vice-minister of the Economy, Javier Abugattás, proposed the creation of a new economic zone in Puno as an alternative to the current “zona franca” in the region.

The proposal would improve the infrastructure of the region. Presently, only 8% of the roads in the region are in good condition. The goal of the Ministry of Economics and Finance (MEF) would “provide the services and conditions to do business” in this part of the country. To improve the road network in the Department of Puno would require an annual investment of S/. 700 million soles.