Baja California Sur to spend US$40mn on water management

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mexico's Baja California Sur state has signed a 483mn-peso (US$40.1mn) agreement with the environment ministry, Semarnat, in relation to the conservation and improvement of the state's environment.

The federal government will provide 380mn pesos, with the remaining 103mn pesos coming from the Baja California Sur state government, Semarnat said in a release.

Most of the funds will be used for sustainable water management projects including potable water infrastructure, drainage, sanitation and irrigation.

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The agreement also addresses waste management in the state and seeks to coordinate the operation of the three sanitary landfills in Guerrero Negro, Comondú and Todos los Santos.