Just 56 Percent of Rural Peru Has Water, Sanitation

19 Jun 2014 by Local Press Report

Two and a half years after taking office, the Ollanta Humala administration has increased access rate to safe water supply and sanitation services from 36 percent to 56 percent in rural and low-income areas across Peru. "The government spending in this area rose to over 5 billion soles (1.78 billion), a figure higher than reported in previous administrations," said Milton Von Hesse, the country’s Housing, Construction and Sanitation Minister. The minister made these remarks following a meeting Wednesday with his counterpart from Panama, Javier Diaz, in which Peru received the Pro-Tempore Secretariat for hosting the fourth annual edition of the Latin American Sanitation Conference (Latinosan)...

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