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07/02/2018

They carry out prevention work for heavy rains in Machu Picchu

Beginning in February, access to the Inca Trail will be closed to carry out maintenance work.

Due to the rainy season and the presence of the La Niña Phenomenon, rainwater disconnection prevention works are being carried out in the archaeological park of Machu Picchu in Cusco.

Fernando Astete Victoria, head of the archaeological park, said a contingency plan has been implemented that includes cleaning the drainage systems in the city built in the Inca period.

One of the difficulties is that the structures have no roof, as in antiquity, that is why a modern system has been installed coupled to the stone buildings made by the Incas.

In the same way the prevention works are carried out along the Inca Trail, camping areas, hygienic services, access routes and others. For this reason the decision was made to close the road to Machu Picchu, from February 1 to facilitate maintenance work.

Entrance to Machu Picchu
On the other hand Fernando Astete Victoria, referred to the publication made by CNN, which recommended tourists not to visit Machu Picchu, for the damage it could generate to their ecosystem due to the overload of people who receive daily.

On the subject, he maintained that the declarations should be taken as an alert given at the international level by the concern that foreigners have about the care of the world wonder.

However, he clarified that there was an error in the data about people entering the Inca site, since CNN maintained that at the time 5 thousand tourists accessed the citadel of the Incas, a fact that would not conform to reality.