Honduras: $45 Million for Water and Sanitation

The World Bank granted a $45 million loan that will be used by the government to finance the Urban Water Service Strengthening Project.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The project will support the establishment and operation of urban service providers by financing goods and works to rehabilitate and improve urban drinking water supply systems, the World Bank reported.

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According to the press release dated June 22, 2020 "... the credit will also finance short-term interventions in urban municipalities to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be possible through the supply of water and through subsidies to social tariffs for water service, prioritizing vulnerable groups, underserved populations and low-income consumers."

Boris Weber, the World Bank's resident representative in Honduras, explained that "... This project is expected to help double the hours of continuity of water service for participating providers, which will reduce the difficulties faced by urban residents in their homes."

The $45 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) has a final maturity of 30 years and a grace period of 5 years, the document explains.

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