To make Peru’s export grow, US$ 222 million will be invested into The Olmos Irrigation Project in Northern Peru. This will provide irrigation and electricity for the northern regions of Lambayeque, Piura and Cajamarca. Today, on November 18, the project will be inaugurated by irrigating the new 38,000 crop hectares, plus the already existing 5,500 hectares by a water intake. The Ceremony for the start of the project will be visited by President Ollanta Humala and other personalities.
The Agriculture and Irrigation minister, Juan Manuel Benites forecasted that the Olmos Irrigation Project will make agro exports increase by US$ 1 billion in the upcoming years. “Pieces of land have already been sold. Avocados, quinoa, sugar cane, among other crops, will be sown soon. The Project is going to be a boom”, Benites said. Also Olmos is expected to create 40,000 directly-linked jobs, and another 200,000 indirectly-linked jobs.