MTC earmarks USD5.7m for Ucayali projects

24 Mar 2015

Peru’s minister of transport and communication, Jose Gallardo Ku, has announced that his department is planning to spend PEN18 million (USD5.74 million) on telecoms projects in Ucayali, as part of a wider infrastructure development programme in the region that will see the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) invest a total of PEN871 million. The telecom projects include the installation of a fibre-optic backbone network linking two provincial capitals, the launch of internet services in six district capitals and two isolated provincial capitals, and the extension of mobile networks.