The main entities in the region would not culminate in executing their entire budget for this year 2022. A few weeks before the end of the fiscal year, the Regional Government (Gore) Arequipa has only spent 58% of its financial resources for works, according to the portal Economic Transparency of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). The central government gave it S/ 933 million 69 thousand 959, of which only S/ 542 million 525 thousand 483 has accrued. Regional Governor, Kimmerlee Gutiérrez.
The president of the Infrastructure Commission of the Arequipa Regional Council (CRA), Harberth Zúñiga, reported that the entity’s goal was to reach 70% execution. “They will not be able to reach 70%. There is very little spending by the regional government, which is the second most important in the country. This brings to light an undeniable reality, which is the lack of technical capacity to unlock projects by contract and by direct administration”, declared the counselor.
He argued that many of the problems are due to the deficient files for investment projects. He gave an example of the construction of the San Juan Bautista de la Salle Educational Institution, which started in 2018 and which is stopped because it was considered a material for the flat ceiling that is only found in Italy. “I don’t know of any formulator who has been punished for this. The copy and paste in the files must be finished, ”she maintained.
The regional entity is the one with the largest number of works paralyzed due to various problems. According to the latest report from the Comptroller’s Office, it has 10 of the 102 projects stopped in the region, and which are equivalent to S/ 156 million 282 thousand 458.
The Provincial Municipality of Arequipa also presents spending problems. I only use 42% of your budget. During this period he received S/ 95 million 751 thousand 004, currently spending S/ 40 million 302 thousand 694. “Not much can be done anymore, everything is going to move automatically. If you ask the population, there is a lot of dissatisfaction because the works have not been accelerated, ”said the provincial councilor Jorge Condori. He agrees with Minister Zúñiga, in that the delay has a lot to do with the inadequately prepared technical files. He highlighted that many are under review, evaluating additional ones and that for this reason payments cannot be expedited.
He mentioned the work of the Bicentennial road interchange, the intervention of Av. Vidaurrazaga and even the whereabouts for the Integrated Transport System (SIT) have not been completed. “There is no work of provincial impact,” he pointed out.❖