The Department for International Trade has signed an agreement with the government of Peru to support the crucial reconstruction of public services facilities following severe damage caused by El Nino in Peru in 2017.
The UK has been chosen as the delivery partner of the Reconstruction Programme to provide international expertise to rebuild critical infrastructure affected.
The programme includes the reconstruction the construction of seven storm drainage systems, 74 schools and 15 new health centres.
The department will support UK businesses Mace Limited, Arup Ltd and Gleeds International Ltd to deliver the reconstruction programme.
The UK delivery team will deliver technical assistance in relation to the provision of schools, medical facilities and flood resilience programmes.
This agreement will last for two years, until June 2022, with the possibility to extend by one year.
International Trade Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart said: “I am delighted that the UK has been selected by Peru to support the reconstruction programme. This partnership highlights the value UK businesses can bring to other countries and is a great example of UK expertise helping people around the world.”
Amalia Moreno Vizcardo, executive director from Reconstruction Authority, added: “The UK has a vast experience in the management of complex projects and will provide technical assistance in prevention works in rivers and streams.”
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