Filming of “Transformers” on the Cusco-Quillabamba highway will allow improvement in the Abra Málaga

Road closure authorized by MTC has the support of the Thastayoc community, which welcomed the recording team and will join in the cleaning work in the area.

Within the roads authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), in the Cusco region, for the filming of the seventh film in the “Transformers” saga is Highway 28B Abra Málaga-Ruta Cusco-Quillabamba, which will be used for production until November 12, in the section from km 89 (Piri) to km 173 (Alfamayo). With the support of the Thastayoc community, a film production team settled in Abra Málaga and agreed to carry out cleaning work in this natural viewpoint, more than 4,000 meters above sea level. For these tasks, more than 40 community members from the area have been hired, which will also mean a direct income for the benefit of the population.

Mario Santos, president of the Thastayoc community, explained that the coordination with the film’s production team was carried out for two months and that the garbage collection is extremely necessary because it is a national highway with high traffic.

“We have met with the men from the filming for a long time, it has been two months since we have agreed with the community and they asked us to use this site as a parking lot for their equipment. The community has accepted and in this way we are working ”, said the leader.

During the traffic restriction, public, private, cargo and passenger transport companies will be informed about the alternative routes they can take, from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm, when this section of the road is used. . On Sunday, November 7, the transit will be free.

It should be noted that all residents between Km 89 (Piri) and Km 183 (Alfamayo) will have free access and, at all times, emergency vehicles will be allowed through. In addition, the production team will have to comply with the recommendations made by Provías Nacional in the use of the road.

In this context, the community has been collaborating with the production team and awaits the premiere to be able to see the Peruvian landscapes on the screen. “We have never seen in life, we are just going to see what that Transformers movie is like. So, for us it is history ”, assured Santos.