22 March 2024

MTC-AFD-CODATU technical cooperation: mission to Peruvian intermediate cities

During the week of 11 to 15 March, Natalia Cárdenas (Head of Transport and Mobility Projects at AFD‘s Andean Department) and Lucile Boudet (Head of Latin America Projects at Codatu) joined the respective teams based in Lima to take part in the activities planned as part of the technical cooperation established between Agence Française de Développement, Codatu and Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications in support of the National Sustainable Urban Transport Programme (Promovilidad).

During this week full of activities and coordination with local partners, there were three key moments to remember:

Field visit to Piura

Photo credit : Promovilidad

On Monday 11 March, Jean-Marc Mirailles, Codatu‘s senior transport and urban mobility expert, accompanied representatives of AFD, KfW and Promovilidad to Piura to prepare the feasibility study for the city’s first BRT/BHNS corridor.

After a field visit, officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the development workers met with the Mayor and his technical teams to take stock of the process of launching the tender for the study, for which the Technical Specifications have been drawn up thanks to the support of French technical cooperation.

Conference “Transforming urban mobility in Latin America – The role of the informal sector in urban transport in Peru”.

Following the screening of the mini-documentary “Travesías Urbanas “, produced with the support of Movemos, Asociacion Vinci Higways for sustainable mobility as part of the Modural academic project, Lucile Boudet presented the MobiliseYourCity Paratransit Toolkit, an interesting instrument for authorities wishing to carry out a diagnosis of the sector and evaluate possible measures for reforming it.

Organised in collaboration with GiZ ConoSur through the CIMO project, this event for the Peruvian authorities was an important first opportunity to meet and reflect together on the country’s informal urban transport sector.

Photo credit : Promovilidad

Second technical cooperation workshop on sustainable urban mobility planning

During this one-day training session led by Jean-Marc Mirailles, participants were able to understand the objectives and challenges involved in drawing up a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. After a theoretical explanation, a participatory exercise addressed the various phases and tools required to implement successful, integrated planning, a key stage in the reform process and the integration of innovative projects at local level.

Photo credit : Promovilidad

The event was attended by authorities from the provincial municipalities of Cusco, Arequipa, Mariscal Nieto, Tacna, Puno, Juliaca, Tambopata, Abancay and Andahuaylas, the regional government of Cusco (PRODER), and representatives from the College of Engineers, the College of Architects, as well as the San Antonio Abad University of Cusco UNSAAC and the Andean University of Cusco UAC. These different actors gathered around the table and demonstrated proactive participation, enabling the creation of a productive and solid inter-institutional dialogue.