The UK Delivery Team (UKDT), represented by the strategic partners Mace, Arup and Gleeds has been selected by the Reconstruction Authority to act as the delivery partner to Peru’s Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC) and develop integrated management plans to mitigate and reduce climate and geohazard risks in 19 river basins affected during the El Niño event.
The three British firms will draw on their expertise across the project lifecycle to support ARCC with the construction, reconstruction and renovation of infrastructure across the country.
The programme includes both new build and renovation of 74 schools and 15 new health centres. As El Nino is a recurring phenomenon, the programme also includes for the UK to support Peru to develop integrated management plans for flood mitigation infrastructure in 19 river basins, 5 gullies and 7 new urban drainage systems. This agreement will last for two years, starting from July 2020 to June 2022, with a possibility of extension for six months.
Today, the agreement was signed by the Peruvian Government, represented by the Authority for Reconstruction with Changes (ARCC), and by the UK government. Knowledge transfer is at the heart of the UK’s approach as well as a shared interest in assuring the resilience and sustainability of infrastructure projects against climate change.
The UK Delivery Team will deliver technical assistance, PMO, procurement and delivery assurance in relation to the provision of schools, medical facilities and flood resilience programmes. This major infrastructure programme is critical for Peru’s economic reactivation and the improvement of socio-economic opportunities for communities and businesses across the country.
International Trade Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart said:
“I am delighted that the UK has been selected by Peru to support the Reconstruction Programme following the devastating repercussions of the El Nino phenomenon in 2017.
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.
More trade is essential for us to overcome the impacts of Coronavirus, and the Department for International Trade will be working hand in glove with the Peruvian Government to help rebuild and protect these regions for years to come.”
Stuart Senior, Supervisory Board, at Gleeds, said:
''Over the next two years, on behalf of the Department for International Trade, we will be working hand in hand with the Peruvian Government to help future-proof Northern Peru from the impact of flooding in the years to come, following the devastating repercussions of the El Niño phenomenon in 2017.''
Through intelligent risk analysis, cost planning and modelling and our in-depth understanding of routes to procurement, this programme will mark the beginning of a lasting relationship between the UK Delivery Team and our strategic network in the UK with local partners and communities in Peru. Stuart Senior