The president of Peru’s ministers council, Yehude Simon, announced that the biggest water and drainage project in the country will be carried out in Ate district, in Lima’s metropolitan area, with an investment of 165mn soles (US$51.8mn). [It will] benefit [an estimated] 65,000 inhabitants in [...] marginal and low-income communities, the report said. State water and sewerage utility Sedapal, serving Lima and neighboring Callao, said the contract to begin works will be signed on February 20, . Works include digging wells [...] as the area is too far from the La Atarejea potable water plant to use its resources.
Source: BNamericas [subscription site], 27 Jan 2009