Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has announced that it is increasing the number of regional broadband projects to be awarded by the end of 2017 to seven. Vice Minister of Communications Carlos Valdez told an intergovernmental commission that the projects would cover Junin, Puno, Moquegua, Tacna, Lima, Ica and Amazon and that the projects had already been sent to the Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (Agencia de Promocion de la Inversion Privada, ProInversion) to begin the award process. Meanwhile, the official added that construction is expected to start in Q4 2017 for regional projects in Lambayeque, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurimac, Cajamarca, Cusco, Piura and Tumbes.
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