The Seoul Metropolitan Government has completed the construction of the San Ramon Water Purification Plant in Chanchamayo, Peru, which had lacked access to clean tap water, thereby laying the foundation for the provision of safe tap water in the area.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been promoting the project to improve the waterworks facilities in Chanchamayo, Peru, since 2012. In 2014, the first part of the first phase of the project, which involved revamping water pipes and repairing water intake facilities, was finalized, and in February 2015, the construction of the San Ramon Water Purification Plant, the second part of the first phase, was completed. A ceremony to celebrate the completion of the construction was held in Chanchamayo, Peru, on February 27 (local time).
The Seoul Metropolitan Government invested KRW 320 million in the form of Seoul Metropolitan Government ODA for the construction of the San Ramon Water Purification Plant, which has the capacity to produce an average of 3,000 tons of water per day. The plant was built using Seoul’s outstanding waterworks technologies and materials from Korea.
** Seoul Metropolitan Government ODA (Official Development Assistance): Provides funding to cover necessary expenses for the improvement of exchange and cooperation between the Seoul Metropolitan Government and regional governments overseas as well as disaster relief funds for overseas regional governments.
The support for the Chanchamayo waterworks improvement project began at the request of Chanchamayo Mayor Jung Heung-won, the first mayor of Korean descent to be elected in South America, when he paid a courtesy visit to Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon in May 2012.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will continue to develop project models ideal for small-sized cities and provide support for the improvement of substandard waterworks facilities in developing countries, where the supply of clean tap water is a major issue.