The mayor-elect of Lima, Jorge Muñoz Wells, announced that one of the first works of the management that will begin on January 1 will be the construction of a cable car in the Peruvian capital, local media reported today.
Muñoz, who will replace Luis Castañeda Lossio, declared that the cable car will connect the districts of Independencia and San Juan de Lurigancho, in the north and east of Lima.
The mayor told Channel N television that the work will be planned in its first months of management and will be in charge of the Ministry of Housing and the municipality, with an investment of about 300 million soles (about 90.9 million dollars).
Muñoz also announced that it will look for the extension, in 12 kilometers, of the system of transport with buses of the Metropolitan, with the objective that it arrives until the northern district of Carabayllo.
In addition, it will seek to resolve the delay in the tender of the work for the repair of the access road to the district of Villa María del Triunfo, in the south of Lima, and the problem of the accumulation of garbage and waste in that locality, which has been reported by neighbors in recent weeks.
According to a survey published today by the newspaper El Comercio, 55% of Lima citizens approve Muñoz's actions before taking office, which have included the widespread dissemination of the difficulties he has had to obtain information during the transfer of functions of the management of Castañeda.
However, this survey, conducted by the private company Ipsos Peru, indicated that this support has fallen by eight points, from 63% last November.
In this regard, political analyst Luis Nunes told El Comercio that this is because "the enthusiasm he got in the last weeks before the elections decreased and the population did not follow up on the meetings held."
The analyst Eduardo Dargent also considered, however, that making an assessment before assuming functions "is unfair" and that the decrease in approval could be due to the fact that citizens no longer see him as a candidate.
"The first months (of management) are going to be key to not being attributed blame that is not his and his ability to react, if an authority assumes only to complain, it will go wrong," he said.
Both analysts and journalists have expressed concern about the delay in the execution of some final works, especially in communication and access, necessary for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games to be held in Lima in July and August 2019.