ASP to spend US$45mn on water, sanitation in next five years

Friday, August 19, 2011

Honduran water utility Aguas de San Pedro (ASP) plans to spend 836mn lempiras (US$44.7mn) in the next five years to improve potable water and sanitation service in San Pedro Sula.

Of the total amount, 76% will be used for potable water projects, while the remainder will go towards sanitation initiatives, daily La Prensa reported.

ASP is also preparing to increase local water rates by 7.89% by the start of next month, according to the release.

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The utility has drawn up a preliminary proposal to boost rates, which ASP will now present to city mayor Juan Carlos Zúniga, according to the report.