Ricardo Pareja, spokesperson for the Lima and Callao transporters union, announced unemployment for July 21, due to the rise in the price of fuel that affects them and makes their work work unsustainable.
“Urban transport is going bankrupt. Revenues have decreased in such a way that it is practically impossible to continue with the service and expenses have risen, such as combustible, what has risen by 30%”Couple expressed to Panamericana.
According to Pareja, 12,000 vehicles will abide by the strike, a figure that includes five urban transport organizations, which represents 85% of all service in the capital. “We have expressed and signed a commitment so that this Wednesday the 21st there is a service stoppage because we cannot continue operating,” he declared.
They also ask that the difference that the public cannot pay in a fuel increase be guaranteed. “This cost (that we have) should be assumed by the State to guarantee the operation of the transport service,” he said.
LPG: they have inventories to ensure supply
In order to ensure the supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the national market while the ports continue to be closed, The Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) authorized the availability of the volumes of this fuel from the country’s supply plants.
For this, the General Directorate of Hydrocarbons (DGH) adopted the necessary actions in order to optimally use the residual safety inventories and thus guarantee the attention of the basic needs of the population at this juncture.
The minem It specified that this provision has already been communicated to the agents involved so that they can take the necessary actions for their employment until normal operations are restored.
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