New Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru visits Cusco
The official held meetings with the aim of coordinating various actions, public and private, to promote reactivation in the Imperial City
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, arrived in the Cusco region, where he participated in various work meetings, with the aim of coordinating actions, public and private, to promote the reactivation of tourism in the Imperial City.
To do this, he assured that, from the Central Government, it will work, in an articulated and coordinated manner, with regional governments, local governments, the private sector and the population to recover tourism, internal and receptive, and thus boost the economy of the region.
“We need to reverse the current situation with a socio-economic reactivation, through the promotion of internal and receptive tourism, with an emphasis on population, investments and vaccination at the national level. In this sense, coordinated work with the public and private sectors will be key to meeting this objective, ”he said.
During his working visit, Minister Sánchez met with the governor of Cusco, Jean Paul Benavente, local authorities, representatives of the most important unions in the tourism sector and artisans in the region.
The head of the Mincetur said that the meetings exposed the difficult situation that tourism is going through in Cusco, but, above all, they fulfilled the purpose of proposing alternatives so that the main economic activity of this important region can recover in the shortest term.
“We have come to Cusco to listen, talk and look for the conditions that manage to get tourism out of this crisis that has affected us all. We have noticed a lot of desire and commitment from the Cusco people and, we are sure, that the situation will improve soon ”, he noted. He also recalled that the Government announced a fund of S / 500 million for those projects that give added value to the promotion of tourism.
Finally, as part of his work day, Minister Roberto Sánchez toured the Centro Artesanal del Cusco, the largest artisan market in that region, where he was able to talk with the artisans and learn about the important work they do, which is expressed in beautiful creations in ceramics, imagery, textiles, among other artisan lines.
“Our artisans have been one of the groups most affected by the health emergency generated by COVID-19. We cannot allow these men and women, transmitters of our culture and identity, not to receive the support they deserve. We will keep an eye on them ”, he stated.
It should be noted that, among the topics addressed in the meetings, were investment projects in the tourism field, as well as the expansion of capacity in the Machu Picchu sanctuary, among others.