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LONDON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today the ProInversion UK roadshow comes to an end, after a whirlwind visit to Manchester and London. Executive Director, Javier Illescas arrived early this week in Manchester
to meet with several UK companies organized by UKTI Northwest. Among
these, were small and medium enterprises from the waste management,
software, and other infrastructure related sectors. When in London Mr.
Illescas met with senior Editors from The Economist and Financial Times,
as well as various railway industry publications, to promote investment
opportunities in Peru within the UK.
Jose Zarate, ProInversion's principal advisor on Railways, accompanied Mr. Illescas and they took part in Infrarail 2014, a London
based Railway Industry Show to meet with key representatives from the
sector. The purpose of these meetings was to develop important relations
with railway companies in light of the great investments that Peru is making into its railway transportation sector, in particular the Line 3 and 4 of the Lima Metro system.
ProInversion has granted the concession for the first underground metro line in Lima city (Line 2) which pledged more than U.S.$ 5.6 billion
in investments, managing not only to improve the infrastructure and
operating conditions of the network, but also the beginning of the
construction of a modern system of public transport in Lima. Lines 3 and 4 are in the beginning of the procurement process, due to be awarded in 2016.
the roadshow, Mr. Illescas commented, "Our visit to the UK was a great
opportunity to meet with key representatives from the railway industry
and to promote the huge investment that Peru is making in our local transport system. UK companies have a deep knowledge in the sector and have been historically linked to Peru
railways, 150 years ago when they build the existing railways. We are
hoping to attract their expertise once again and to get them on board
with what is going to be the biggest transformation and improvement of Peru's transport ever."
Wednesday and Thursday Mr. Illescas visited the Crossrail Rail Links and
later met with investors and asset managers interested in Peru. He spoke to them about the many opportunities for investment in Peru
and specific infrastructure projects in the energy, transport,
sanitation, among other sectors. The attendants showed interest in the
bidding process for projects and shared their views on how to facilitate
the procedure in order to make investment easier and faster for UK
companies. To finalize the Road Show, Illescas met with the Deputy Chief
Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce.
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