Guerrero receiving US$5mn for rural water, sanitation

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mexico's national water authority Conagua is planning to invest 65mn pesos (US$5.36mn) in rural potable water and sanitation projects in 21 towns in southwestern Guerrero state.

Conagua director José Luis Luege announced the plans during a meeting with governor-elect Ángel Aguirre Rivero, during which the two agreed that rural potable water and sanitation is a priority for the state.

Luege also said the authority hopes to continue sanitation work in the Acapulco bay, which will be partially funded through a US$35mn grant promised by the government of Spain in August, Conagua said in a release.

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Acapulco's potable water and sanitation committee needs to be restructured to operate independently from the city government, so that its technical and administrative operations can be more efficient, the Conagua director added.

The authorities agreed to review projects to reduce risks of flooding on the Huacapa river, and plan to meet in April to analyze programs to be developed during the state governor's term.