$60 million for water projects in El Salvador

El Salvador expects to get cooperation for $60 million from the Government of Spain to carry out 40 projects to provide potable water to rural areas.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spain announced the start of the Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation yesterday during the XVIII Ibero-American Summit. This is a donor plan for $1.5 billion that will be carried out during the next four years.

El Salvador should present its proposals to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which will identify and prepare the specifics investments that will be made with these funds.

We have several projects already identified, both in the east and west of the country," explained Sigifredo Ochoa Gomez, president of the National Water and Sewage Authority.

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