Peruvian president sells presidential plane to fund health and education

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THE President of Peru, The Pedro Castillo, announced yesterday Wednesday (10/11) that the presidential aircraft will be sold and the amount that will be secured will be used to finance the health and education sectors, which were severely tested by the new coronavirus pandemic.

“I am announcing that we will sell the presidential aircraft, the proceeds (of the sale) will be donated to health and education,” said the left-wing president, who spoke in the city. Ayakoutso (southeast).

Mr. Castillo He also announced, as part of a policy of austerity for government officials, a ban on “all public servants traveling by air in the first place” in order to put an end to the “privileges” enjoyed by “numerous” officials.

“In a people’s government, civil servants travel like ordinary citizens,” said the former educator and trade unionist, who was elected to the top post. Peru on July.

The presidential aircraft is one Boeing 737-528, with a capacity of 70 passengers.

This is not the first time a Peruvian head of state has tried to sell the aircraft.

In 2007, the former president Alan Garcia had not succeeded despite two auctions. One of the reasons was the asking price – $ 18.5 million.

The aircraft was purchased by the Peruvian government in 1995 for $ 27.6 million in its day. Alberto Fuchimori in the presidency (1990-2000).

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