While Peru is investing billions in everything from road and water projects to schools and hospitals, the government also plans to expand its prisons to ease overcrowding.
Two concessionaires want the government to push back deadlines for highway widening works until 2028.
A US$200mn loan is to improve roads in Buenos Aires province and another US$20mn is to boost household and business access to the formal financial system.
The government opened a highway stretch and authorized further works.
Over US$200mn, equivalent to 10% of the amount paid for the electric power company, will be used for 51 projects in four departments.
If freight trains were able to travel at 60km/h, in the Metropolitan region alone transport costs would drop by 30%, which would mean savings of at least US$200mn a year, according to an industry executive.
BNamericas spoke with the strategic planning manager of railway infrastructure administrator ADIFSE about the government's plans.