Peru Remodels Military Bases in the VRAEM
By Dialogo May 03, 2013
The Peruvian Army has modernized the infrastructure of three military bases located in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM), with the aim of strengthening the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism in that area of the country.
The completely remodeled military facilities are located in the municipalities of Villa Virgen (La Convención, Cusco), Huallhua (Huanta, Ayacucho), and Llochegua (Huanta, Ayacucho). These bases not only provide for security, but also allow other government organizations to bring assistance to towns located in the region.
These modernized Army military bases have all the necessary logistics required by the military personnel serving in this area.
The facilities have modern spaces for training, such as towers to practice jumps, gyms, swimming pools and conference rooms, in addition to refurbished sleeping accommodations, dining rooms, kitchens and restrooms.
Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano Bellido said that the renovation of these three military bases is proof of the government’s strong commitment to support the Armed Forces in the fight against narcoterrorism in the VRAEM.
Cateriano Bellido also emphasized that the government is not indifferent to those soldiers that are risking their lives in order to bring peace to all Peruvians.