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Peru President urges authorities to continue fighting corruption

14:59 | Sullana (Piura region), Jun. 13.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday urged regional authorities to continue the path traced by his administration for the frontal fight against corruption and to remain vigilant, so the money —intended for public works— is not diverted for illegal purposes.

"The money for projects comes from the population's pocket, and we must protect it," the Head of State expressed. 

During the supervision of works in northern Piura region, the top official promised to complete three projects, which will have a positive impact on the citizens' health: the wastewater treatment plant, drinking water plant, and Sullana's hospital. 

In this sense, the first project will demand an investment worth S/280 million (about US$84 million) and be awarded in July this year. This plant will prevent wastewater from reaching the Chira River. 

Likewise, he mentioned the bidding process for the new drinking water plant —with its corresponding technical study— will be launched in August. 

Furthermore, the Economy and Finance Ministry (MEF) will transfer over S/4 million (US$1.21 million) to the Health Ministry (Minsa), so it can begin the elaboration of Sullana Hospital's technical report. 

Within this framework, the statesman guaranteed the construction of the aforementioned project —aimed at benefitting over 300,000 people— will start next year.

Afterwards, President Vizcarra inaugurated the recovery and landfill plant in Miguel Checa district. 

Moreover, the Head of State affirmed his administration's goal is to leave a better countryby 2021— on the path towards a sustainable future with the purpose of preserving the environment

(END) RMCH/DTK/MVB

Published: 6/13/2019
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