Posted On 02 Jun 2017
A large wall that forms part of a linear park is taking shape along the international channel of Zarumilla. Its height looks more like a barrier that prevents to see what happens in Huaquillas and Aguas Verdes, the Peruvian population on the southern border.
Construction works began 45 days ago over an area of 24,915 square meters in the borderline, generating immediate concern among the merchants of the area as they claim that commerce has been jeopardized.
Retailers say that since the beginning of the works they have tried to look for other routes to cross the Peruvian side, although some have begun to feel a strong downturn in their sales. Trade leaders spoke with the authorities to request the construction of alternative bridges where trade flows, but no response has been issued yet, they say.
Marco Zumba, provincial director of the Ministry of Housing, said that this work will regenerate the area and revive commerce. The project envisages the construction of a market in the south sector for merchants. 4.4 million dollars is the cost of the investment (I).