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Peru's government plans to earmark some 2.54bn soles (US$928mn) next year for urban and rural water and sanitation projects nationwide.
Of the total, 1.45bn soles will be used to improve urban potable water and sanitation coverage to 91% and 84% respectively, state news agency Andina reported.
Another 1.10bn soles will go towards increasing potable water coverage in rural parts of the country to 45% and sanitation coverage to 29%.
The bulk of the funds are included in the public sector's 2012 sanitation budget, while 43mn soles will come from supplementary programs, the report said.