Peru is planning a $9.5 billion Coast Rail project that would connect the capital Lima with popular tourist destinations to the north like Piura, Chiclayo and Trujillo, and with the southern Pisco-producing region of Ica.
The announcement about construction of the 832-mile train line was made over the weekend by Transportation Minister José Gallardo.
“This is a project with a long-term vision,” Gallardo reportedly said. “The Coast Train is a modern infrastructure project that we are going to have in the future and we will work to make it a reality.”
The long term project would run from Lima’s port of Callao north up to to Sullana, Piura, and from Lurin to Ica, Gallardo told daily newspaper La Republica.
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