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More than 435,000 Peruvians in rural and urban areas have access to drinking water and sanitation

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More than 435,000 people, both urban and rural, accessed water and sewage services for the first time thanks to the completion of works executed or financed by the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS)during the first year of President Pedro Castillo’s administration.

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In urban areas, more than 272,000 inhabitants already have basic services through the installation of 17,029 home connections for drinking water and 18,566 for sewage. Meanwhile, in rural areas, the implementation of 48,334 water connections and 49,833 sanitation connections made it possible to provide these services to 163,000 inhabitants.

As of July this year, the MVCS has 127 urban water and sanitation projects underway, valued at more than S/ 1,136 million and with an estimated beneficiary population of 2,870,000.

Meanwhile, outside the cities, the sector has 327 works underway to provide basic services to more than 321,000 citizens. The investment amount of these projects exceeds S/ 889 million.

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It should be noted that, according to the entity, during the 12 months of Minister Geiner Alvarado’s administration, the MVCS carried out large-scale sanitation projects.

For example, the execution of Nueva Rinconada began, which will benefit more than 400,000 inhabitants of the districts of San Juan de Miraflores, Villa María del Triunfo and Villa El Salvador, in Lima. Nowadays, This water and sewerage project is the largest in the history of the country.

Likewise, the selection process began to execute the comprehensive water and drainage project for the city of Juliaca, in Puno, which will benefit more than 480,000 people and which, once it begins, will be the most important sanitation work of Peruvian history.

Source: Larepublica

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