Ministry earmarks US$17mn for underdeveloped sectors

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peru's housing, construction and sanitation ministry has signed agreements with local governments to carry out water, sanitation and road infrastructure projects in 65 underdeveloped municipalities.

The projects are worth a combined 45mn soles (US$17mn) and fall under the government's Agua Para Todos (water for all) program, state news agency Andina reported.

"Through this we are giving priority to water, sanitation and the grounds and sidewalks of the country's poorest and most isolated areas," said housing, construction and sanitation minister René Cornejo.

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Starting next year, the ministry will prioritize sanitation and rural housing to guarantee potable water access and a decent living environment for low-income households, the minister added.