A major proposal during the presidential campaign of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was the creation of a train that would travel between Ica and Huacho while passing through Lima. The goal of the project would be to connect the rapidly growing areas of the northern part of Lima to the department of Ica, an important tourist destination and large economic hub, in the southern part of the country.
Shortly after taking office, the blueprints for the project were created and released. It has been reported that 22 different companies are interested in winning the bid to construct the project.
Transport Minister Bruno Giuffra explained that they are in the process of making the project a public initiative as opposed to a private one. This would be done in order to accelerate the studies that need to be performed before taking on the project. He stated that this should give private companies interested in bidding an incentive to do so in a timely manner.
The proposed Huacho-Lima-Ica train will connect to Lima metro system, ultimately integrating several important economically important cities around Peru.