Private investment in Peru's infrastructure has risen to US$5.66bn with the recent assignation of new concessions, according to transport regulator Ositran.
Concessioned projects such as a package of six regional airports in the south of the country and stretch II of the IIRSA Centro highway will be supervised by Ositran, which is now responsible for a total of 22 concession contracts, state news agency Andina reported.
Peru now has 14 concessioned highways, with planned investments reaching US$3.44bn. Most recently, in July, the 377km stretch II of the IIRSA Centro highway was awarded to consortium Desarrollo Vial del Peru, comprised of Concay, Incoequipos, Nexus Banca de Inversion and Viviendas del Peru.
Private airport investments are set to reach US$1.37bn, after private investment promotion agency ProInversion last week awarded the concession of six southern airports to Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru, formed of Argentina's Corporacion America and Peru's Andino Investment Holding.
Concessions will also generate some US$850mn in port infrastructure investments, according to Ositran.