POST Online Media Lite Edition


World Bank support to benefit more than 5 million Peruvians

Staff writer |
The World Bank approved $50 million in financing today to maintain 5,000 kilometers of rural roads and to rehabilitate 2,200 additional kilometers.

Article continues below

The intention is to improve the country’s competitiveness and increasing access to markets and public services among poor and remote rural populations.

The Peruvian road network totals 150,000 km, 95,000 km of which are rural roads. Close to 45 percent of rural roads are in bad or very bad shape, isolating people living in these areas.

The Sub-National Transportation Support Program (PATS) will target the poorest, most vulnerable districts in 23 departments, directly or indirectly benefitting five million people most of them belonging to the lowest 40 percent of the income distribution.

What to read next

World Bank to support Ukraine with up to $2 billion in 2015
World Bank to give $100 million to China for water management
World Bank lends Zambia $100 million to tackle mining pollution