The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) reported that to date it has a total of 333 rural drinking water and sanitation works underway, which will allow more than 386,000 citizens in the most remote areas of the country to have for the first time quality basic services in their homes.
The ministry explained that these projects, which are in charge of the National Rural Sanitation Program (PNSR) of the MVCS through the modalities of execution by contract, executing nucleus and transfers, have a joint investment amount of S / 2,112 million.
With these resources, a total of 52,672 new water connections and a total of 62,070 new connections for the sanitary disposal of excreta in rural areas will be implemented.
The regions that will benefit from this set of works are Amazonas, Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica and Huánuco. Likewise, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martín, Tacna and Ucayali.
Chlorination strategy of the National Rural Sanitation Program
The MVCS also pointed out that through the PNS it has been improving the quality of water in rural areas through the Chlorination Strategy, which seeks to reduce the existing gap in water quality in users who have this service.
In that sense, he explained that this strategy has already been implemented in the rural areas of the departments of Cusco, Piura and Puno, where 2,866 drinking water systems have been improved for the benefit of more than 550,000 inhabitants of these three regions.