Press Release

Peru- MINEM: Portfolio of rural electrification projects in Puno amounts to S/ 352 million

Bnamericas Published: Monday, November 28, 2022

By Minem

This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

In order to close gaps and bring energy to all locations in the country, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has a portfolio of rural electrification projects of approximately S/ 2,000 million, of which S/ 352 million will be invested in the Puno region, announced the Vice Minister of Electricity, Martín Dávila Pérez.

"In Puno we have a project portfolio of S/ 352 million and no government has done that. This administration is dedicated to carrying out works and the doors of MINEM are open to the people, with deputy ministers traveling to the interior of the country to attend to the population," he said from the district of Umachiri, province of Melgar.

By participating in the activity to start rural electrification works and installation of the first post that will provide energy service to thousands of citizens in 21 communities of Umachiri, Dávila said that the government, that it is the obligation of the State to be able to fulfill the desires of citizens and their right to have basic services and a better quality of life.

The works begun contemplate an investment of more than S/ 11 million to build 60 kilometers of primary electrification lines, with 21 substations and hundreds of poles, lighting fixtures, and grounding, serving a population of 2,902 people who to date do not have energy. electricity in their homes.

The vice minister highlighted that Umachiri is the land where the patriot Mariano Melgar, whose dream was to achieve the independence of Peru, immolated himself, therefore the best way to honor his legacy is to work to bring basic services and works to the people, generating opportunities developmental.

In her turn, the mayoress of Umachiri, María Antonia Apaza Apaza, thanked the MINEN for making a long-cherished demand come true for an emblematic town for the country's history, and asked that the company Electro Puno, in charge of the works, move quickly to make access to electricity for communities a reality in the near term.

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