Lima, Peru to Repair All Its Streets by the End of the Year


 (LIP-ir)  —  In an effort to have Lima looking its best for the 2008 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, which is to be hosted by Peru, the Municipality of Lima has announced that by the end of the year all of its streets and sidewalks will have been completely repaired.

Luis Zanbria, Chief of Lima’s Special Projects and the head of the "Beautiful Lima" program, has explained that the rejuvenation of Peru’s capital will be ready within the next 3 months.

In 2006, Rufino Torrico Street, Moquegua Street, Puno Street, Caylloma Street and Ocoña Street began to be repaired and it is expected that they will be done by the end of this year.

In addition, it was announced that repairs have already begun on Lampa Street, Junín Street, Conde de Superunda Street and other streets and sidewalks throughout Barrios Altos. Authorities have stated to be sure that these changes will give Lima, Peru a completely new look.

"In downtown (Lima) the sidewalks are being replaced after 50 years because in many cases they were destroyed. The goal is to finish with downtown Lima, its streets as well as parks and proceed to the reparation of highways," stated Zanbria.