CAF Development Bank of Latin America
In the last two decades, a growing number of Latin American countries have understood the importance of developing public transport systems with greater capacity in their main cities. Line 1 of the Lima Metro was identified for the first time by studies completed in 1972, which recommended building a metro line that would link extreme and strategic points in the city. The last considerations led to the construction of an elevated metro that would run through Lima from Villa El Salvador to San Juan de Lurigancho. CAF granted a loan for USD 300 million to finance the completion of the so-called Section 1 (initial, between Villa El Salvador and Avenida Grau). , and a second loan for another USD 300 million to extend the line to San Juan de Lurigancho (with more than 1 million inhabitants).
This publication presents an analysis of the context and execution of this great project, as well as the lessons learned and the future challenges of the construction of a work that is beginning to change the face of Lima.