PERU (1): Support for Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
Type of agreement
Duration of the agreement
Implementation date and schedule
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.
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.
-Cooperation officer in Lima : Lucile Boudet
-Project manager: Marion Hoyez
-Senior expert: Etienne Lhomet