The Japanese government has signed a 55mn-cordoba (US$2.56mn) grant agreement for the expansion of the sanitation system in western Nicaragua’s Granada city, local paper La Prensa reported.
The project involves installing 17km of pipelines to channel untreated sewage to help stop the contamination of Cocibolca lake, the country’s main reservoir.
Some 100,000 people will benefit from the project, according to the report.
The grant will complement Granada city’s US$25mn potable water and sanitation improvement and expansion project, which is partially financed by the German government, the report said.
Source: BNamericas.com [subscription site], 13 Aug 2010