Entrepreneurs from the southern, northern, central and eastern macroregions will identify the urgent problems that the national government and the next regional governors must prioritize for the benefit of the various productive areas and the generation of employment, reported the National Society of Industries (SNI).
The union indicated that the businessmen who make up the sectoral tables have the task of developing an agenda that promotes competitiveness and the creation of jobs in activities such as food and beverages, construction and infrastructure, textiles and clothing, forestry, ICT, mining and its suppliers, tourism and gastronomy, among others.
“Currently, the absence of an industrial policy has restricted the growth of the sector and of production at the national level. Unfortunately, the contribution of the industry to the GDP has gone from 16.5% to 12.5% in the last 15 years and it is urgent to reverse this situation”, said Jesús Salazar Nishi, first vice president of the SNI at the event “Regions! productive, now!”, where around 300 businessmen from all over the country participated.
The SNI representative also stressed that Peru must take advantage of international metal prices to grow above 4% each year.
“We must re-create more than a million adequate jobs to reach values close to those of 2019, before the health crisis,” he said.
Half of the micro, small and medium enterprises in the country are in Lima, while 20% are in the north of the country, 15.7% in the south, 10% in the center and 4.2% in the east, according to the Institute of Economic and Social Studies (IEES) of the SNI.