Honduras: $ 12 Million to Clean Lake Yojoa

The Honduran government will invest about $ 12 million to clean up the polluted Lake Yojoa.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Representatives of various institutions like the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA), the Rural Development Program (PRONADERS), the National Electricity Company (ENEE), the foundation HONDULAGO as well as mayors and deputies of the area, began to meet in the National Congress in order to define the strategy to rescue Lake Yojoa from pollution.

The Legislature has provided resources to be invested in an immediate cleanup of the natural monument, and has a team of legislators working on structuring a decree to delineate the zone or the lake´s edge, aiming at creating a "hedge" of protection, regulating human activities.

President of Congress, Juan Orlando Hernández, recommended to reforest the lake area, thereby generating additional employment among the people of the area by installing a nursery at the site for the reforestation project.

About $ 12 million is the cost estimate for the whole plan to save Lake Yojoa, hoping to have cooperation from coffee farmers, ranchers and mining companies of the area in order to make them aware of the significance of the natural treasure.

Educational brochures will be given by the Ministry of Education, which content is based on watershed protection and tourism promotion, both internally and externally.

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Guatemala: $68 Million for Treatment Plants

July 2017

The government has announced that financing of up to $68 million is available for municipalities to renovate treatment plants in different areas of the country.

The head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources explained that the resources will be granted in loans to the municipalities, which will have to present studies that determine the type of investment to be made and the amount required. " ...It may be for a period longer than its management whenever it can be justified how that cost is going to be replaced."

Guatemala: $5.6 Million Sewage Treatment Plants

August 2010

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

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 Sigloxxi.com.

Guatemala: $100 Million for Water and Drainage

November 2009

Water and Drainage projects will be financed with $50 million from Spain and $50 million from the IDB.

Guatemala will provide drinkable water and drainage services to some 600.000 people in 280 rural and 60 urban communities which currently lack them, with $100 million contributed by the Government of Spain and the Inter American Development Bank.

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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