More than 20,000 villagers in the jungle will have electricity

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 The Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM) announced that it was working on rural electrification works for 20,449 residents in 93 localities of the departments of San Martín, Loreto and Amazonas in the Peruvian jungle.

According to Andina news group, the project is led by the Office of General Rural Electrification (DGER) of the MEM, and would need an investment of 19 million soles.

The project would benefit families in 1st and 2nd lower quintiles of poverty in the provinces of Moyobamba, Nueva Cajamarca, San Fernando, Calzada, San Pablo, Pebas, Leymebamba, Valera and Olleros, among other areas.

The ministry indicated that the works are part of the "Rural Electrification Group 7" project, which includes rural electric systems in other parts of the country.

The DGER emphasized that these projects would improve families’ living conditions, because they activate the local economy and direct and indirect employment for local residents.

 

The Ministry of Energy and Mining announced that it was working on rural electrification works for 20,449 residents in 93 localities in the Peruvian jungle.

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