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Peru will allocate 6 million dollars to organize the 2018 Dakar Rally

Peru will allocate 6 million dollars to organize the 2018 Dakar Rally
The Government of Peru declared “of national interest” and confirmed an investment of 6 million dollars for the organization of the Rally Dakar 2018, which will be officially announced next Tuesday, sources from the state office PromPerú confirmed to Efe today.
The budget granted by the Peruvian State to the competition is the total cost that includes the organization with all the security details and even the camps for the competitors along the route in the country, according to a spokesperson for the office. state in charge of tourism and commercial promotion.
The Rally Dakar will be 40 years old in the 2018 edition and the route it will cover in January through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina will be detailed by its director, Etienne Lavigne, on Tuesday at a press conference with the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Eduardo Ferreyros.
The minister announced on Wednesday that the Peruvian investment would be 6 million dollars, the same amount that, he said, “was invested in the last Rally Dakar that was made in 2013 »in the country.
During the official presentation next Tuesday, the number of runners will be announced, while the Peruvian competitors registered in the rally They will exhibit their vehicles.
The Peruvian Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday a supreme decree declaring the “national interest” Rally Dakar 2018 to “facilitate customs logistics procedures for the entry of cars and equipment necessary to cover this important event,” as explained Ferreyros.
In 2018, Peru will have a great weight in the Dakar, with six stages centered on a desert that the rally begins to know and that “promises interesting surprises”, according to Lavigne advanced in March.
From the dunes of the Peruvian desert, the route of rally It will continue through Bolivia and will conclude in Córdoba, Argentina, in an edition that will also celebrate 10 years of competition in Latin America. EFE
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