Guatemala: $5.6 Million Sewage Treatment Plants

Part of the Lake Atitlán recovery plan includes the construction of 23 sewage treatment plants.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In coming five months, the Guatemalan government, together with local authorities, will build 13 sewage treatment plants with the remaining 10 scheduled for 2011.

"Ana de Méndez, speaking on behalf of Lake Atitlán's recovery programme "Todos Juntos por el Lago" ("All Together for the Lake"), said an optimal five-year development plan would require investment of around $62.5 million in 2011 alone with additional projects worth $25 million needed to finish the work," reports

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Guatemala: Improvements to Treatment Plants

March 2017

The government plans to rehabilitate five water treatment plants this year in the municipality of Villa Nueva, department of Guatemala.

The announcement was made by the Authority for Sustainable Management of the Basin and Lake Amatitlan (AMSA), which aims to start rehabilitation work this year and complete them before May 2019, when operations start.

Guatemala: 5 Bids for Cleaning Up Atlitlán Lake

February 2010

5 companies have submitted bids to build a water treatment plant.

The winning company will be announced by the end of February, will be responsible of building the $2 million facility before the end of 2010.

The interested companies are Constructora Lyon, Constructora Francisco Herrarte Hernández, Mercadeo del Agua, Constructora de Obras Viales, Instalaciones y Estructuras and Durman Esquivel Guatemala.

Guatemala: $29 Million for Water Management

November 2009

The Spanish Government will donate $29.5 million for water treatment and management.

Carmen Díez Orejas, Spanish Ambassador, explained that from the donated funds, $15 millions will be used in curing Lake Atitlán.

"This first phase 'will combine water purification and sewage treatment projects, and will focus on the first ones, even though it includes building some sewage treatment plants'.

Guatemala: $10 Million for Cleaning Lake Atitlán

October 2009

The Government of Guatemala will invest $10 million in water treatment plants in order to save lake Atitlán.

Rafael Espada, Guatemalan Vice President, reported they will reactivate a $10 million trust fund, which was granted 10 years ago by the Inter-American Development Bank, but was not used in the previous administrations.

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