Peruvian president announces 1st rally in Inter-oceanic road

09:25, November 09, 2010      

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Peruvian President Alan Garcia on Monday announced that his country will host the first Inter-Oceanic Rally Peru-Brazil, "President of the Republic Great Prix" to be hosted between Jan 19 and 23, 2011.

The rally will communicate the Peruvian city of Urcos in Cusco department with the Brazilian city of Rio Branco, separated for some 1,000 kilometers.

This rally "will also serve for the people see the modernity and the sports show, which is very important and which united the proud and satisfaction of the people," Garcia said.

Garcia made the announcement in the Government Palace of Lima.

The Inter-oceanic Road was a joint agreement between Peru and Brazil singed in 2006, and it aimed to join the Pacific Sea with the Atlantic, which are separated for more than 2,000 kilometers.

The road has been completed in 95 percent, in the Peruvian side it foes from the south coast, passing by the Andeans and the jungle till reaching the Brazilian highway in Rio Branco state.

According to the official forecasts, the road will also be connected in the future with the highways to the Brazilian states of Matto Grosso and Sao Paulo.

Source: Xinhua


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