July 14, 2015
PRESIDENT HUMALA AND MINISTER GALLARDO KICK OFF CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON RAIMONDI BRIDGE, IN ANCASH
The structure will join the two margins of the Marañon River
Today, Ollanta Humala Tasso, President of the Republic, and, José Gallardo Ku, Minister of Transports and Communications, kicked off the construction works on the Antonio Raimondi Bridge in Ancash, which will connect the two margins of the Marañon River, benefiting 8,790 inhabitants.
The construction work, which will demand an investment of PEN 51.50 million, will allow land transport and access to the rural, departmental and national road network for the inhabitants of the districts of Quiches, Taurija and Urpay of the provinces of Sihuas and Pataz.
Gallardo Ku stressed that “the construction of this bridge will improve the connection between the departments of Ancash and La Libertad, while optimizing safety and managing to get people and vehicles to cross from one river margin to the other in just two minutes.”
The Raimondi Bridge – whose construction will create direct jobs – will allow a more active engagement of the government’s social inclusion programs by allowing road access to the region’s poorest towns and villages.
This activity is part of the National Bridge Program, which is being executed by the government throughout the national territory and which is scheduled to build and install 1,006 bridges throughout the country – 362 definitive bridges and 644 modular bridges – with an investment of over PEN 980 million.