Spain Donates 25 Million Dollars to SANAA

The governments of Honduras and Spain today signed an agreement for Honduras to receive a donation of 25 million dollars to fund a project that aims to provide drinkable water to rural areas of the country.

The money will be sent through the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB) in order for the National Autonomous Service of Aqueducts and Sewers (Servicio Autónomo Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados – SANAA), to develop the project.

The ambassador of Spain in Honduras, Luis Belzuz Ríos, expressed that it was an honor for Spain to contribute the drinkable water works to the people of Honduras, and that in addition, these funds will help to strengthen the SANAA institution.

Ambassador Ríos added that the projects they plan to fund should benefit about 16,400 families in rural areas. With the 25 million dollars, they hope to construct 123 water systems, repair 17,000 lavatories, construct and repair 10 water modules, and hold more than a thousand workshops of trainings for the communities.

The manager of SANAA, Danilo Alvarado, said the $25 million will allow for the construction of treatment plants, pipelines and wells.
With this help, he claimed, “we will be able to expand the water supply coverage; specifically for the many communities that have long been neglected, and thus contribute to the health of residents.”

The State of Honduras estimates that at least 200 communities which are currently without access to drinking water, will benefit from the projects.

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