|Images like this will end with the new water treatment plant built in La Chira (Photo: Internet)|
The Spanish Acciona Agua and Peruvian Graña y Montero will start building and operating a water treatment plant that should be finished by the end of 2012, reported El Comercio.
“Consorcio La Chira” is the name with which both companies sign the new joint venture, after the place where it will be built, in the southern part of Lima.
“Now we will be able to swim in the water of the Costa Verde that currently is so contaminated,” said Minister of Economy and Finances, Ismael Benavides.
The consortium has a 25 year concession and will make an investment of around S/. 24 million (almost US$ 9 million), with an annual operation and maintenance cost of almost S/. 7 million (US$ 2.5 million).
“Consorcio La Chira” has 48 months to start operating the treatment plant that will process 25% of Lima’s sewage at a rate of 6.3 cubic meters per second.