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Planned port investments total over US$2bn up to 2015 (Peru)

Planned investments in Peru's port infrastructure will total over US$2.04bn by 2015, according to Ricardo Guimaray, director of national port authority APN.

Public ports are scheduled to receive US$884mn, while private initiatives add another US$443mn, Guimaray was reported as saying by state news agency Andina. The Muelle Norte modernization at Callao port is expected to receive US$750mn.

Future projects include the concession of Salaverry port in La Libertad region, which should resume during the next few days, according to Guimaray.

The San Juan de Marcona, Iquitos, Pucallpa and Yurimaguas ports will also be handed over to private operators, with offers for the latter project due to be received within the next two months.

The Iquitos fluvial port in Loreto region should attract investments of US$52mn and the Pucallpa terminal in Ucayali region US$39.8mn.

The General San Martín port in Ica region will receive US$146mn over three phases, with US$39mn for the first phase, Guimaray said.

Current plans to modernize the Ilo terminal in Moquegua region will cost some US$27mn; however, demand at the port is limited, according to the executive, who added that the port could receive up to US$175mn at a later stage.

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