Fomilenio Invests $2 Million in El Salvador

Fomilenio, the country's Millenium Fund, has signed contracts relating to energy and drinking water infrastructure in the north of the country.

Friday, September 3, 2010

These projects, valued at $2 million, will be financed with part of a $461 million donation from the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

"The ten contracts comprise the development of 16 projects in El Salvador's northern communities, of which seven are for drinking water systems and basic sewage treatment, three relate to project works supervision and another three to technical assistance and maintenance," José Ángel Quirós, Fomilenio executive director, told

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