With information from Yolanda Goicochea of URPI-La República
Yuri Armas, representative of the Chavimochic Association of Farmers, Agroexporters, Owners of Land (ADAS), pointed out that there is concern in La Libertad due to the delay that has been taking place in the signing of the addendum for the resumption of the Palo Redondo works and the third stage of Chavimochic. In addition, he indicated that, if all the progress regarding this project did not occur on September 9, all would be lost.
“The addendum was already agreed between the concessionaire (Novonor) and the grantor (Midagri), however, it is still filed in a Planning and Budget Office of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation. There are already 14 that do not move or that the Minister of Agriculture had already transferred all the documentation to the Ministry of Economy and Finances”, Armas told URPI of La República.
He explained that it is not explained that despite the fact that President Pedro Castillo announced these procedures in his National Holidays speech, no progress has been made and each day the deadlines are shortening, because if they do not occur, the Arbitral Tribunal will issue its ruling.
“I think there is a lack of leadership from both the Minister of Agriculture and the Prime Minister and even the President of the Republic himself, who in his speech on July 28 affirmed the resumption of the Palo Redondo works and the third stage of Chavimochic, and even Now no one pays attention to him. If a quick solution is not given, it would be the worst for the people of Liberta, because it would be leaving a million farmers without water and half a million people who still do not have water and their hope is this water project”, detailed the ADAS representative.
A few days ago, Law 31551 was published, which declares national interest the reactivation and unblocking of the Chavimochic Special Project, and has been published in the Official Gazette El Peruano, which favors the legal framework for those who have been working on the elaboration of the addendum and its subscription, which would mark the beginning of the construction works. the culmination of the Palo Redondo project and the third stage of Chavimochic.