“The construction of sections 2 and 3 of the South Interoceanic Highway has generated 10,000 jobs and 30,000 indirect jobs. Other jobs have been created through businesses in the sorrounding areas, making up a total figure of US$3 billion of social benefit,” he said to Andina.
The section 2 of the highway links the towns of Urcos and Inambari (Madre de Dios) with 300-km long, meanwhile the stretch 3 of such highway has 403-km long which linking Iñapari and Inambari.
Zevallos highlighted the importance of private investments such as the construction of Peru's IIRSA Sur highway in the development of the country, as it is not only a great communication media but also a driving force.
“Such construction has improved competences and trained the population of these regions on issues such as tourism, services, gastronomy, agro-industry, textile and livestock. This work has changed the lives of the settlers,” he noted.