Peru disregards UNESCO and advances with airport that could impact Machu Picchu

Despite the fact that there is no heritage impact study, the Peruvian government insists that the works are located outside the "area of direct influence".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the second quarter this year, Peru will begin construction works for the new international airport in Cusco, and it will do so without the heritage impact study (EIP) that UNESCO requested from the government in order to determine the damage that this project would cause to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) said that earthworks and main works will begin in the second and third quarter of 2021, respectively, for the Chinchero International Airport (AICC), some 30 kilometers from Cusco, which will be the gateway to Machu Picchu . . .

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