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Authorize transfer of S / 32 million to subsidize tourist guides

The government of President Pedro Castillo authorized the transfer of S / 32 million in favor of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) for award competitive grants in favor of tourist guides, registered in the National Registry of Official Tourism Guides and Graduates of said ministry.

Through Emergency Decree No. 096-2021, it is established that said grants are approved by resolution of the portfolio owner, Roberto Sánchez, after a favorable report from his Budget Office.

Of these S / 32 million, Mincetur will be able to dispose of S / 2 million for planning, implementation, follow-up and monitoring expenses, charged to the resources of the Contingency Reserve of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).

In addition, for the application of this transfer of items, Mincetur must approve in the next ten calendar days its Strategy to Reactivate and Promote Tourism “Guiding tourism to reactivation”, which establishes the conditions for the granting of competitive subsidies in favor of the tourist guides, as well as the corresponding operational, management, follow-up and monitoring provisions.

“Like other operators in the tourism sector, the service offered by the segment made up of tourist guides, has been seriously affected by the spread of COVID-19 and is in a vulnerable condition since it does not have mechanisms for financing that allows facing problems in the short-term reactivation process, especially in the face of a scenario of reduced economic activity and a significant decrease in liquidity ”, refers DU No. 096-2021.

The resources that are transferred within the framework of this emergency decree cannot be used, under responsibility, for different purposes for which they are transferred.

The decree bears the signature of President Pedro Castillo and the head of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vásquez, in addition to the Ministers of Economy and Finance, Pedro Francke, and of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez.


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