This paper describes modernization of ports in Peru. With the sea so predominant in the life of the country, modern ports are vital in Peru. A program has been undertaken to abandon the numerous obsolete ports served by barges and to establish a few strategically situated ports—modern, mechanized, and with terminals having direct mooring facilities. At the same time, Callao, the country’s chief port, has been improved, and specially equipped ports are being planned for fishing products.
In a news brief issued on April 28, the IMF Executive Board announced it had reviewed data revisions and misreporting by Pakistan, along with the authorities’ commitment to promptly repurchase [repay] SDR 18.95 million in outstanding debt to the IMF and to voluntarily repurchase another SDR 22 million by May 31, 2000. IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat summarized the discussion. Extracts of his summary follow. The full text of News Brief No. 00/23 is available on the IMF’s website (www.imf.org).