Peru is taking steps to ensure the safety of its national icons, and their visitors, in light of the weather changes brought by El Niño. Toward this goal, Peru’s National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) and regional authorities are ensuring measures will be implemented to guarantee the safety of foreign tourists, who visit the Machu Picchu Archeological Park in the Cusco region.
These measures were initiated and announcement following the concern expressed by five consulates on El Niño phenomenon and their citizens’ safety while in the South American country.
Information concerning prevention actions was provided to Lima-based diplomatic representations of Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France and Australia, the Head of the Indeci-Cusco Decentralized Directorate Gustavo Infantas Gibaja told Andina news agency.
In addition to the efforts made by municipal authorities, Indeci-Cusco also works jointly with Peru’s State-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp), the Culture Ministry and Perurail Company to implement corresponding measures.