Back on track

A forsaken Peruvian metro project has been revived through a carefully coordinated public-private partnership and ample transparency. This article profiles the country's long-time effort to install a rapid-transit system in Lima, Peru. It overviews the evolution of the project; it was stopped abruptly in 1986. However, after two decades, it was clear that resuscitating the old system would demand a new project management strategy. The article describes the challenges faced by the project, including coordination of the project between the government and private investors. Transparency was crucial to manage the project effectively, and both groups were given all of the information. It also details how Peru's infrastructure projects are handled because they are first-time initiatives. The article features a side bar on restarting projects and a project timeline.
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