The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, and Ollanta Humala, from Peru, set as a goal for 2015 the execution of Tumbes – Puyango water project. They also signed three agreements that emphasize cooperation in social, environmental and disability matters.
“We have this ‘senior’: Puyango-Tumbes project … the people of both borders are demanding its execution because it will benefit them,” Humala said at the inauguration of the VIII Binational Cabinet.
“Peace, unlike war, requires to work every day and for years; each from their trenches can do a lot,” said the Peruvian President.
If realized the project, he indicated that Peruvian farmers will benefit with 22 thousand hectares to plant short-cycle products; a similar amount is on the Ecuadorian side of the Huaquillas and Arenillas villages.
Correa said: “This project (Puyango-Tumbes) is a dream for over 40 years in the border towns.”
The project requires an investment of $ 296 million.