Peru district tightens up on construction work

Israel Ruiz

In an effort to further organize what takes place in the area, authorities in the Limean district of San Borja have issued an ordinance establishing work hours for construction projects in the Limean district.

Through a new regulation published in Peru’s official gazette, the municipality has declared that construction workers will only be allowed to work from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The new regulation also establishes that work on private or public projects will not take place on holidays or Sundays. Not complying with the new norm will cost construction companies 1065 soles.

The same punishment will apply if municipal inspectors find that workers are not wearing the required safety gear and if a foreman is not present at the site at all times.

Even though a strict schedule has been set, it was reported that if needs be, emergency projects such as fixing water pipes and electric connections will be permitted.

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