$ 79 Million for Water Management in El Salvador

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) will develop two water management projects in 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


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During the presentation of objectives for 2011, MARN detailed the creation of a "Water Fund" of $ 79 million, through an agreement with the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECI) and the Technical Department of the Presidency of El Salvador .

Through the Spanish Cooperation and Spanish Water Fund three initiatives will be developed, two of which MARN will have direct participation. The first is the "Program Governance and Planning of Water Resources and Infrastructure for Water Supply and Sanitation in rural areas, with a total of $ 29.1 million. The second is the" Integrated Project Water and Sanitation and Environment ", with an amount of U.S. $ 50.1 million.

Additionally, the Ministry proposes to create a Dynamic Atlas for Water Hazards in 2011, installing remote stations to access the information online and in real time.

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