Machu Picchu District Municipality announced that soon tourists who want to visit the Inca Citadel will be able to choose between two new travel passages. These new additional corridors that will reach Machu Picchu will go through Choquellusca and Piscacucho communities or the Amazon.
The two new corridors will be created because Peru wants to improve the experience of more than 5000 visitors each day to the Inca Citadel. Furthermore, they want to improve the local economy and expand tourist attractions in the Cusco region.
The project of creating two new corridors was passed during the last Machu Picchu council meeting.
The goal is to improve the natural, cultural and social heritage in the area. The technical file should be completed this year, and the works are to be carried out in 2020.
Omar Cabrera, the Councilor, announced that the budget to create the new paths to the Inca Citadel has a budget of S/4 million (US$1.2million). This budget will be used to involve everything in the construction: rest stops, viewing points, interpretation centres, restrooms, garbage cans, etc. The aim is also to reforest the gardens and other areas with native plants along the path. Besides all of this, the locals will have the chance to attend awareness sessions and training on environment-related issues.
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