El Salvador Expands Water Coverage in Rural Areas

With a $ 137 million investment over five years the country will expand water coverage to rural areas.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hector Silva, president of the Social Investment Fund for Local Development (FISDL), stated the program includes the study of water resources and expanding coverage to 82% of the population.

Diariocolatino.com reports, "The authorities of the Social Investment Fund for Local Development (FISDL) and the National Water and Sewerage (ANDA) will work on this project which is part of a commitment by President Mauricio Funes and the Millennium Development Goals, which have targeted the reduction by 2015 of half the people without access to safe drinking water."

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Honduras: $25 million for water access & sanitation

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Project backed by the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

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El Salvador: $44 Million in Water Services

August 2010

The IDB approved a $44 million program for water and sanitation, backed by a $20 million loan from the IDB and a $24 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The project’s main goal is to improve living conditions in El Salvador through the provision of adequate water and sanitation services.

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