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TEDAGUA is to contribute to the urban development of the city of Jaén (Peru) by improving the drinking water and drainage systems

TEDAGUA is to contribute to the urban development of the city of Jaén (Peru) by improving the drinking water and drainage systems

The Peruvian province of Jaén, located in the north of the country in the Cajamarca district, will be the beneficiary of a new drainage project for the city that will be carried out in collaboration with Tedagua. The project will consist of the improvement and expansion of the city's sewer and drinking water systems. This project seeks to improve the basic conditions of hygiene for citizens and also provide access to safe drinking water to improve the health and quality of life in the district.

As the development bodies of this undertaking, the team from Tedagua, which forms part of the Cobra Group, along with the Regional Government of Cajamarca, will be responsible for carrying out the project for the Improvement and Expansion of the Drinking Water, Sewerage, and Wastewater Treatment Systems in the City of Jaén, in the Cajamarca Department.

The project budget is 94,581,649.71 Nuevos Soles (approximately 25 million euros), which will be financed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the aforementioned governmental entities.

The estimated completion time for the works is fourteen months plus two months for commissioning. Upon completion of the project, the availability of drinking water for the city will increase substantially following the construction of four new reservoirs with a total capacity of 6,050 m3 and the expansion of the existing drinking water treatment plant (DWTP), which will increase from 14,500 to 40,000 m3/day. An 87 km network of pipes, with diameters ranging from 110 mm to 450 mm, will be installed to distribute this water, along with 7,400 new household connections, and the rehabilitation of another 1,580 existing connections.

Likewise, the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) will be expanded and more than 80 km of sewer conduits will be installed, with diameters ranging between 150 and 750 mm, with more than 6,600 new service connections and the rehabilitation of the existing 4,700 connections, providing the circuit required for proper wastewater treatment.

The benefits and improvements that this project will provide to the community in Jaén are undeniable. In fact, the authorities involved agree that this will be a historic project in the country's inland cities in terms of the investment, number of beneficiaries, job creation, and above all, because the results will be reflected in the health of the population.

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