The President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, and the Minister of Housing, Javier Piqué, have today inspected the work of "Expansion and improvement of drinking water and sanitation" in the district of Laberinto in the province of Tambopata (Madre de Dios), which will benefit more than 3,000 inhabitants of the area.
With an investment of more than S / 10 million and a physical improvement of 59%, the work involves the construction of a drinking water treatment plant (PTAP) and the first waste water treatment plant (WWTP) in the Madre de Dios region.
It also includes the installation of 91 new household connections and the rehabilitation of 500 drinking water connections. It also includes more than 300 connections for households and sewerage networks.
"The works of the first wastewater treatment plant will be ready next month", said the minister, who assured that the residents of the area will work with this set not only 24 hours a day drinking water, but also that they will retain the rivers thanks to the proper treatment of waste water.
Moreover, during the working visit of the Head of State and the Minister of Housing, accompanied by owners of other sectors, the transfer of more than S / 10 million to the regional government of Madre de Dios for the implementation of the project was announced. "Improvement of the water service and installation of the sanitary facilities", in favor of 2,388 inhabitants of the urbanization Villa Toledo, also in the province of Tambopata.
Through this project there will be almost 800 domestic connections for drinking water and sewerage in the area. In addition, a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is being built.
"This effort is aimed at combating anemia and malnutrition, which is why we work with all ministries so that the population has clean water," Piqué said.
The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) has an investment of more than S / 88 million for infrastructure works for drinking water and sewerage in Madre de Dios.
To date, there are 11 water and sanitation projects in the three provinces of the region (Manu, Tambopata and Tahuamanu) that will benefit more than 8,000 inhabitants, as part of the ongoing efforts of the Ministry of Housing to improve the quality of the citizens' lives.