Govt to request US$100mn IDB loan for eastern Lima water supply

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Peru's government will request some US$100mn in financing from IDB to expand potable water and sewerage coverage in the eastern part of Lima, according to housing, construction and sanitation minister René Cornejo.

The ministerial council on Thursday (Oct 6) authorized the beginning of talks with the bank over the loan, state news agency Andina reported.

The public treasury has already set aside US$50mn to build a wastewater treatment plant in the east of the capital.

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