Comptroller general to oversee US$226mn Loreto water projects

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Peru's comptroller general will oversee 625mn soles' (US$226mn) worth of potable water and sewerage projects in Loreto province under its 2011 audit plan.

The plan comes following various complaints from citizens regarding delays in projects and the misuse of funds in the province, according to a release from the comptroller general.

In January this year, newly-elected authorities reported 201 problems with projects in 16 municipalities in Loreto.

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The initiative aims to guarantee the efficient and transparent use of public funds in the region. Residents with complaints can report the misuse of public resources by calling a toll-free line.

One of the projects to be audited includes the installation of an integrated sewerage system in regional capital Iquitos, the release said.