Water and Sanitation: $85 Million in Investments

As part of the non-reimbursable cooperation programs that China will implement in El Salvador, $85 million was announced for the construction of water treatment plants in Ilopango and La Libertad.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On December 3, the Chinese Embassy in El Salvador reported that within the framework of non-refundable assistance, the Asian nation will support the construction of six projects, including a new National Library, a national stadium and a Surf City project, in order to promote joint development and increase the welfare of both peoples.

In this context, the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (ANDA) and a delegation from the People's Republic of China held a session in which they agreed on the implementation of the projects.

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Frederick Benitez, president of ANDA, told Elsalvador.com that "... they offered to the Chinese delegation everything concerning the project of the plant that ANDA intended to install in the lake of Ilopango to supply wide sectors of Soyapango and the usual problematic Altavista."

According to ANDA's director, the project could start in mid-2020 and the investment could reach $50 million.

The article adds that "... Another project in which China will invest is a sewage treatment plant and another drinking water plant in La Libertad. Both projects would cost $30 or $35 million," said the president of ANDA."

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