Asunción kicks off water resource cleanup program

Friday, June 17, 2011

Paraguayan capital Asunción's governor, Arnaldo Samaniego, has kicked off a program to clean up water resources in the city, the municipal government said in a release.

The initial phase of the program involves the remediation of the Ferreira and Paraguarí streams.

Asunción will work with the public works and communications ministry (MOPC) to analyze studies, and work with citizens to restore the streams.

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The local government is also drawing up a committee to oversee the initiative, composed of members of the environment ministry and other public institutions.

''The goal of this program is to contribute to building a sustainable Asunción, restoring and improving water resources in the city with active citizen participation,'' said Samaniego.