El Salvador: Construction Permits Accelerated

The government has granted access permits for potable water that were pending for 102 construction projects valued at $300 million.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Representatives from the Executive Power and the National Association of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA), delivered the package of permits to the Salvadoran Chamber of the Construction Industry (Casalco), "... which will translate into 3,300 new potable water services."

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According to data from the Salvadoran government, the 102 water feasibilities released correspond to large projects and communities in Gran Salvador. 

Elmundo.sv reports that "... The president of the ANDA, Felipe Rivas, assured that the delivery of these feasibilities "in record time" denotes an improvement in the delivery of these documents, and added that they hope to formally deliver another 58 permits, which have already been approved. Giusseppe Angelucci, president of Casalco, said, on the other hand, that "companies in the sector will be able to execute construction projects that encourage the creation of jobs and boost the economy'."

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