Thursday, June 8, 2023

With Punche Peru 2.0: what the second part of the program picks up

Head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF, Alex ContrerasWill launch the ‘second part’ of the already ongoing program with Punche Peru, This version 2.0 will be explained next Friday. However, the head of the sector put forward some measures that it would bring with it.

“The idea of ​​the Con Punch 2.0 plan is to give continuity to the measures so that the economic policy remains supportive of growth. There are three central axes: the family economy, regional reactivation, and continuing to promote specific sectors” He explained in detail.

Family economy

They will focus on specific measures that help reduce high inflation, It aims to strengthen health, because -says Contreras- in addition to the general number of poverty (increased to 27.5% in 2022), there is a series of gaps that must be closed.

“To improve poverty, we must not only generate more growth, which is already our priority, more growth generates more production, more jobs; But there are also citizens outside the economy, outside the market, they are in the informal sector or often do not have a job and need temporary support”. Explained.

Regional recoveryAbouto sectoral reform, public and private investment will continue to be promoted. “We’re focusing on a bunch of areas that we’re going to announce on Friday”, they said.

Although the details will be known on Friday, it has already been announced that the infrastructure in the port of Callao and Chance will be strengthened so that a port hub, “Peru is going to become the port hub of the region, as you have seen despite the decline in private investment, investment in mining exploration is increasing, investment in transportation is increasing by almost 40%, there is huge potential,” tense.

Economic Development

For Contreras, a reduction in inflation and greater economic growth would help reduce the incidence of poverty. “Why has poverty increased in the last year? Because of high inflation and also because the pace of growth has slowed down ”Said.

He recalled that already in March the economy had grown 0.2% after falling in the previous two months. He recognized that this was a limited variance because the government – ​​he said – wanted the economy to at least start growing around its potential.

“The target is to be able to achieve 4% growth in a few months of the year, that is what we are betting on, which is adding to the health intervention,s and on the midis side we have another package that we are evaluating. This is Con Punche 2.0, with a social, strategic perspective, thinking of guaranteeing the execution of public investments that are good and also guarantee the status of Peru ”. spiked,

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