Will the El Chaparral Dam Be Finished One Day?

The hydroelectric project in El Salvador is 70% complete, and according to the authorities, the dam will be ready to operate in March 2019, ten years after the first stone was laid.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Elsalvador.com that explains "... Initially the work was estimated to cost $219 million, but this Wednesday the president of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL), David López Villafuerte, said that the work will cost $400 million and that it is already 70% complete."

"... The 50 meter deep hole that was started many years ago, finally has a defined structure. In this hole, two 33 megawatt turbines will be installed, and a smaller turbine of 1.42 will be placed as soon as the placement of several accessories that have now been brought to the property has been fined tuned."

Since its beginning, the construction project of the hydroelectric plant has been affected by a spate of problems have not only delayed the schedule, but have also raised the final cost of the work. "... Initially the work was estimated to cost $219 million, but this Wednesday the president of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL), David López Villafuerte, said that the work will cost $400 million and that it is now 70% complete."

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President Elias Antonio Saca will place the first stone for the El Chaparral central hydroelectric plant that will mark the formal start of construction.

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