PERU (1): Support for Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)


Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC)



Initial budget

380 000 €

Technical partners


Type of agreement


Duration of the agreement

3 years

Implementation date and schedule

Launch: February 2016 Closing: February 2019

Context of the cooperation

Peruvian cities are growing rapidly and chaotically, and mobility has become one of the main challenges to urban functioning. Today, this service is provided by private companies and is often characterised by insecurity, pollution and inefficiency. This is due to a lack of public policies put in place to regulate and organise urban transport since the 1990s. The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications is now reinvesting in this sector through policies and programmes to support cities in reforming urban transport.

Several transport projects are currently under development in Peru’s major cities, with the aim of providing long-term solutions to residents’ travel needs:

– In Lima-Callao, with the construction of the second metro line and the introduction of an Integrated Transport System (SIT) that includes dedicated bus lanes.

-In Arequipa, with the implementation of an SIT that includes reserved bus lanes and a mass transit line.

-In Trujillo, with the implementation of an SIT that includes reserved bus lanes and a BRT line.

-In Cusco, with the implementation of an SIT and a mass transit line project.


In February 2016, a technical cooperation agreement was signed between the MTC, AFD, CODATU and Cerema to support the Ministry and Peruvian cities in developing and improving urban mobility policies and projects.

Main needs

Technical cooperation led by CODATU has provided support to the Peruvian authorities in the following areas:

-Transport planning (identification and development of a mass transport project, in particular the Arequipa tramway project),

-Transport governance (creation and/or consolidation of mobility organising authorities),

-Intermodality and the physical and pricing integration of transport networks (development of an integrated ticketing charter),

Capacity-building and institutional consolidation (within the Ministry and municipalities, and strengthening the link between the national and local levels).

This support has taken the form of themed workshops, technical visits to France, specific support, an urban mobility forum and the funding of pre-investment studies.

Codatu Team

-Cooperation officer in Lima : Lucile Boudet

-Project manager: Marion Hoyez

-Senior expert: Etienne Lhomet

Our cooperations

ANGOLA: Support for the Angolan Ministry of Transport (2022 - 2025)
ECUADOR: Support for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador (2018 - 2022)
ARGENTINA: Support for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in developing its urban and sustainable mobility policy (2021 - 2024)
COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 - 2020
PERU (2): Support for Promovilidad (programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications) (2022 - 2025)
PERU (1): Support for Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 - 2020)
INDIA: Support to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) 2015-2017
TUNISIA: Technical cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (2016-2018 and 2019-2022)
SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 - 2023)
EGYPT: Improvement of mobility systems in Cairo and Alexandria (2017 - 2020 extension 2023)
KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)
IVORY COAST: Support to the Urban Mobility Authority of Greater Abidjan (2021 - 2023)
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