Guerrero wastewater plants to be completed by end-May

Monday, February 28, 2011

Construction of wastewater treatment plants in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state will be completed within the next three months, according to the director of national water authority Conagua, José Luis Luege.

The news on the plants, located in Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, came following a meeting between Luege and governor-elect Ángel Aguirre Rivero, the environment and natural resources ministry (Semarnat) said in a release.

Luege said US$35mn in funds provided by the Spanish government would be used to improve potable water and drainage in marginalized communities in the state.

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Aguirre also met with the national commission on indigenous communities, which committed 700mn pesos (US$57.8mn) for sanitation, health and other projects.

Guerrero lags far behind other states in potable water infrastructure, according to the governor-elect, who said improvement and expansion of the service is urgently needed in the state.