Thanks to the construction of the megaport of Chancay —located in the province of Huaral—, agricultural land is being revalued and reaches a price of US$250,000 per hectare, announced Roberto Sánchez, head of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur).
“When you go through that area, you see the earthworks, which is truly monumental. Our agricultural lands that used to cost US$60,000, US$70,000 are beginning to become more dynamic. Today the hectare costs US$250,000. A valley with a lot of productive capacity and with mining in the upper part”, Sánchez specified during his intervention at the event Rethinking the Tourism.
The minister reiterated that The construction of the Chancay megaport is an emblematic project that will make Peru the most important port hub in the Pacific.
It should be noted that the construction of this work, in charge of the Chinese company Cosco Shipping, will require a total investment of US$3,600 million. To date, it has a total progress of 18.89%, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).
This port terminal is expected to decongest the access roads to the port of Callao, generating opportunities for cargo from the east and central highlands, which will increase its competitiveness compared to other markets.
For its part, Huaralalso known as the capital of agriculture for having highly productive land, stands out for growing strawberries, apples, tangerines, oranges, avocados, peaches, custard apples, as well as hard yellow corn, cotton, potatoes, chala cornamong others.
The head of the Mincetur highlighted that works such as the construction of the Chinchero International Airport (Cusco), the expansion of the Jorge Chávez International Airport and the Chancay megaport are added to the efforts to promote foreign trade.
Projection. Work will generate 1,500 direct jobs and approximately 7,500 indirect.
First stage. It has an investment of US$1,213 million and will have 4 docking positions in an area of 141 hectares.