Peru: Rural electrification benefits over 1,300 localities

Infrastructure projects in Peru’s Northern Cajamarca region will help 200,000 inhabitants in over 1,300 rural communities to gain access to electricity services. The Energy and Mines Ministry’s Rural Electrification Department (DGER) has developed a series of projects over the last four years and in 2015 completed work that will favor residents from Cajamarca’s provinces such as: San Ignacio, Santa Cruz, Cajabamba, San Marcos, Celendin, Cajamarca, San Miguel, Cutervo, Jaen, Contumaza, Chota and Hualgayoc. The original goal to provide electricity to 30,000 Peruvian citizens has been surpassed, according to the Ministry, which claims that between August 2011 and December 2015, a total of 9,659 localities and 1.4 million inhabitants benefitted from their service.

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