The Honduran congress aims for a tender to be launched during the next month to build the San Fernando multipurpose dam in the south of the country, according to a release.
The dam forms part of a sustainable development program for southern Honduras designed to prevent flooding and increase potable water and irrigation coverage.
Projected works include construction of a 95m dam wall and hydroelectric plant with installed capacity of 12MW, a potable water plant and pumping station to supply the Tegucigalpa metropolitan area, installation of irrigation channels to cover 30,000ha and 210km of drainage channels.
A first study for the project was carried out in 1968 but the dam has failed to materialize, according to the release.
Congress will appoint a committee that will be responsible for programming the works, said congressional president Juan Orlando Hernández.