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Peru: Gov't transfers US$58 million for health, education works

17:11 | Lima, Jun. 20.

The Executive Branch transferred S/195 million (around US$58 million) to local and regional governments in order to guarantee the completion of 111 health and educational infrastructure investment projects in Peru.

The supreme decree was signed on Thursday by President Martin Vizcarra at Lima-based Government Palace.

During the ceremony, the Head of State urged regional governors and mayors to spend the resources honestly and transparently, as well as to use them directly on the projects. 

"What we ask from authorities is to regain the people's trust, which has been lost due to the constant corruption reports," he expressed. 

Likewise, the top official highlighted this decree will ensure the continuity of the implementation of diverse projects related to the education and health sectors, which do not rely on enough resources and need to be completed. 

Furthermore, the statesman stressed his administration's priority is to finish the works, so they can be put at the service of the population

In this sense, President Vizcarra informed 48 health centers will be delivered this year. 

President Vizcarra was joined by Ministers Zulema Tomas (Health) and Carlos Oliva (Economy and Finance) on the occasion.

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Published: 6/20/2019
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