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Peru to invest US$6.1 billion for full water coverage in Lima

Declaran en emergencia el sistema de agua potable en Arequipa.

Declaran en emergencia el sistema de agua potable en Arequipa.

14:03 | Lima, Feb. 3.

State-owned Water Utility (Sedapal) will invest S/19.872 billion (about US$6.1 billion) in 189 infrastructure projects over the next 5 years.

This initiative aims at guaranteeing full coverage in Lima's Metropolitan Area hosting at least 9 million residents.

"Some projects may be ready in two years," Sedapal Chairman Rudecindo Vega said. 

Currently, Sedapal produces 17.5 million cubic meters of drinking water a day. However, Lima's demand stands at 26.98 million cubic meters.

"We are in deficit, but we expect to reverse the situation with these projects," Vega affirmed while presenting Sedapal's new management and investment proposal for water and sanitation services.

Some projects are Marca III (Antacoto de Marcapomacocha dam), Chillon-Turin Filtration Galleries and Cañete River Water Diversion, among others.  

(END) CNA/MDV/JHM/MVB

Published: 2/3/2017
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