Last updated: 16:43 / Monday, 18 May 2015
Asian Roadshow

Japanese Private Capital Interested in Investing in Peru

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Japanese Private Capital Interested in Investing in Peru

Mr. Carlos Herrera, Executive Director of Proinversion, the Peruvian Investment Authority concluded a successful investment roadshow in Tokyo on Friday, which also included Beijing and Seoul. The government delegation was joined by over 80 attendants at the Mitsubishi Bank Office and had more than 10 bilateral meetings with private investors and conglomerates, all of who were keen to discuss investment opportunities in Peru.

The conference, organized with the support of the Peruvian Embassy in Japan and the prestigious Japanese Bank of Tokio-Mitsubishi UFJ, was inaugurated with an introduction by Peruvian ambassador Elard Escala, highlighted the more than 140 years of diplomatic relations and the fact that Japan is Peru's fifth largest trade partner. He noted the favorable investment conditions for foreign capital such as the equal conditions for foreign and domestic investors and the solid legal framework to protect assets.

The Managing Director for the Lima branch of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Kohei Hoshide, gave a presentation on the general state of the Peruvian economy. He emphasized, "With their economic reforms, solid growth projections and political stability, Peru is one of the leading and most attractive investment destinations for Japanese businesses and private investors."

Carlos Herrera, Executive Director of Proinversion, presented to Japanese businesses and investors some of the many projects available for private investment in the Agency's portfolio of infrastructure projects and explained the way in which the private investment and tender process works in Peru. He exhibited several projects such as Lines 3 & 4 of the Lima - Callao metro, the Huancayo - Huancavelica railway and several regional roads. He included also the calls for tender that are open such as for the construction of electricity generation plants, correctional facilities, real estate and solid waste treatment plants. Mr. Herrera concluded: "the visit to Tokyo has been a great success, proving that there is an ever increasing interest from Japanese companies in doing business in Peru, due to a like-minded approach of transparency and public responsibility."

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