Before the current Presidential term comes to an end (July 2016), 500,000 natural gas connections will be have been built to benefit middle and low-income segments of society by enabling Peruvian households to gain access to clean, cheap and safe energy, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala affirmed while delivering his annual Address to the Nation.
When Mr. Humala took office in July 2011, there were merely 33 natural connections at the national level, he reminded.
Thanks to the expansion process, 326,765 families living in cities Lima, Callao and Ica currently pay a between US$3.00 – US$4.00 monthly tariff for the service.
“90% of these connections are benefitting the C, D and E socio-economic segments. Before my term comes to an end, we expect to reach 500,000 families: 500,000 natural gas connections; and [we hope] this expansion process not to stop, but to continue moving forward, so it reaches everyone,” he told.
Statement was made in Congress in the framework of the 194th Independence Day Anniversary.
It must be noted Peruvian President will leave office next July.