Lima New Town

The land that was once a farm is being prepared for new houses

In my Blog in the hills I spoke about Lima’s growth and how the poor were carving a space for themselves in the hills.  However, for those who can afford it, Lima is building the largest new development in the country just to the north of the City on very valuable farm land.  It will be the Milton Keynes of Peru with new housing and new industry just 30 miles north of the city centre, but 40 minutes or more drive time along the Pan-American Highway.  There are no motorways in Peru and lots of speed bumps!

However, there is also a big concern that the plans do not yet show any plans for schools, or parks or churches and social centres.  The new town will also be right next door to the poor town of San Benito, which has been dug into the hills.

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2 thoughts on “Lima New Town

  1. Pingback: San Benito, in the hills « CAFOD Northampton

  2. Hi Frank,
    Its very interesting to see that there is such development planned north of Lima. I wonder how this was decided and where are the funds coming from when other areas you have seen seem so poor? Is it a concern that valuable farm land is being converted to housing?
    Where are you off to next?
    Maddy x

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