Guatemala: $ 68 Million to Clean up Atitlán

To control the cianobacteria in the lake, a $ 68 million investment over the next five years is urgently needed.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ana Mendez, of Project Together for the Lake, said that urgent resources are needed to develop projects for treatment of solid and liquid wastes which are discharged into the lake.

Prensalibre.com reports, "The mayor of Panajachel, Gerardo Higueros, said that tourism is in crisis, the arrival of tourists has fallen by 95 percent in the last four months."

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Funds Sought to Decontaminate Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán

April 2010

Local businessmen and residents are seeking for funds to build a water treatment plant.

They have decided to resume construction of a sewage treatment plant, which was halted due to lack of money.

They also agreed to seal the main drainage that dumps dirty water into the lake, and to build 700 septic tanks for 700 nearby houses which lack drainage services.

$12 million Recycling Plant in Guatemala

April 2013

Reciclados de Centroamérica, a company which is part of Grupo Cervecería Centro Americana, opened its recycling plant yesterday in the town of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Santa Rosa.

The objective of this project is to turn disposable plastic bottles into raw material for the production of more PET bottles and containers made of this material. The plant is expected to produce 25 tons a day of resin which is useful for the local market.

Russia to Invest in Garbage Recycling Plant in Nicaragua

May 2009

The garbage recycling plant would be installed in the Chureca municipal landfill.

The project is under study and it could be implemented within a period of three months.

Journalist Anne Perez wrote for Laprensa.com.ni: "The idea shared with us (by the Russian government) is to install a plant that recycles waste and it is something apart from the project that the Spanish Cooperation (in the neighborhood Acahualinca ) has, said mayor Alexis Argüello, who was appointed by the Supreme Electoral Council in Managua to produce a report on the trip he made to Russia late last month."

$20 Million Recycling Facility in Panama

July 2009

The Mayor of Bugaba indicated that they are meeting with a U.S. company interested in the construction of the facility.

The company would develop a recycling plan for electric energy generation waste.

"Such project aims to solve some of the garbage collection problems that have affected this community for more than ten years", said Bugaba Mayor Joaquín Castillo Córdoba, in a Prensa.com article.

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