Peru promises to protect Machu Picchu when building a new airport in the region

Jan 27, 2020

Peru's government promised on Thursday to protect the Machu Picchu sanctuary and other Inca ruins when building a new airport to serve the ancient civilization's capital of Cusco. Machu Picchu and the Inca road system are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the UN agency has previously expressed concerns over the proposed airport at Chinchero, less than 60 kilometers from the Inca sanctuary that was built in the 15th century.

“We have made a commitment that before work begins on constructing the Chinchero airport, in June of this year, we will present the heritage impact study that […]

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