Peru PM: Reconstruction works will be transparent


17:20 | Piura (Piura region), Sep. 21.

Reconstruction works in areas hit by Coastal El Niño phenomenon earlier this year will be carried out "without improvisations" and "within a properly-established framework," Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz affirmed Thursday.

As is known, Peru was hit hard by said climate phenomenon in the January-March period. The weather event was characterized by heavy rains, landslides and floods, which destroyed infrastructure and crops, leaving many citizens homeless.   

While visiting northern Piura region, the also Second Vice-President said aforementioned works take time due to the implementation of sustainable investment projects, which rely on their respective technical files.

"There can't be no improvisations. That would mean cheating the people," the government official expressed in this sense.

"That is why the ministers are constantly traveling [to northern Peru]. My job is to go to the place where the situation happened and see how to pressure officials, so they will deliver correct and timely results, in order to meet the populations' needs," she said.

She added there is a long list of projects that will be completed and are currently underway within the framework of the Reconstruction with Changes plan worth US$7.9 billion.

The also legislator pointed out that many projects belong to the regional, provincial and local levels, whereas others involve investments by the Central Government.

Araoz was joined by Ministers Jose Manuel Hernandez (Agriculture and Irrigation), Jorge Nieto (Defense), Fiorella Molinelli (Development and Social Inclusion), Carlos Bruce (Housing, Construction and Sanitation) and Authority for Reconstruction with Changes Pablo de la Flor.


Published: 9/21/2017
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