As the effects of El Niño in Peru become more threatening, the Peruvian Government has taken action to prevent unnecessary damage.
To this end they have allocated to date over S/.523 million (about US$160 million) for prevention works aimed at tackling El Niño phenomenon impacts. And an additional S/.126 million (about US$38.77 million) has already been transferred to regional and local governments.
Before the Special Committee in charge of overseeing and conducting follow-up activities in this regard, the Minister also affirmed measures are intended to prevent any direct damages to rural area residents from happening.
A total of 587 prevention-related activities are carried out in 14 regions, mainly in Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque. These are based on cleaning up and desilting of river basins, gorges and drains.
At the same time, other prevention actions are being implemented to face other impacts, such as droughts in the Peruvian highlands.