$6.4 million invested in new dam in Nicaragua

This weekend the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, inaugurated a structure called a spillway which will protect the Apanas Lake basin in the north of the country from flooding.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Official sources revealed through radio and television stations affiliated with the Government that the structure was built by 600 workers in one year at a cost of approximately $6.4 million.
The spillway was constructed on the Mancotal dam and will serve to protect the Apanas Lake basin (which provides water for two hydroelectric plants that produce 100 megawatts of electric energy) from floods.

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Costa Rica: Water for Guanacaste

July 2016

The Solis administration has announced that by the end of 2017 construction work will start on a dam to ensure a water supply for drinking and irrigation in Guanacaste.

The project to construct a dam on the River Piedras, in Bagaces, has remained on paper for almost thirty years. Estimated at $500 million, construction of the dam could be the solution to the problem of water shortages affecting one of the areas with the greatest tourist development.

Honduras: $18.5 million for Dams and Irrigation

February 2016

Resources have been allocated for the construction of water reservoirs, installation of drip irrigation and technical assistance for the Water Harvest Project.

From a statement issued by the National Electricity Company of Honduras:

Tegucigalpa, February 01, 2016.- As part of the actions taken by the Government of the Republic to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Dry Corridor, Honduras Strategic Investment (INVEST-Honduras) has signed a trust agreement (L 400 million) in FICOHSA Bank for the implementation of the Water Harvest project.

Large Scale Works for Water Supply

September 2012

The project already has a feasibility study, plans, preliminary design and studies of land tenure for the provision of drinking water to several counties in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

The plan by the National Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage Services (Senara) would use 800,000 cubic meters of water which are currently being wasted.

Honduras Needs $200 Million for Dam

March 2010

Building the project Guacerique II is crucial to solve the water shortage in the capital city.

Those were the words of Daniel Alvarado, head of the aqueduct authority, who added they are considering lowering the dam's projected capacity from 83 million m3 to 50 or 45, as they don’t have enough resources.

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