Govt okays US$16.5mn Santa Cruz water, irrigation projects

- Monday, March 28, 2011

Govt okays US$16.5mn Santa Cruz water, irrigation projects

Bolivia's government has authorized 117 water and sanitation projects in Santa Cruz department under its water investment program for rural areas.

Municipalities that presented projects will be able to access US$300,000 provided by the government to carry out potable water and irrigation initiatives throughout the year.

The projects are budgeted at some 116mn bolivianos (US$16.5mn), state news service ABI reported.

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The government will earmark some US$100mn for the entire program, which includes 327 municipalities in the country's nine departments.

The funding is expected to be disbursed in April.