NADB, BECC to provide US$16mn for Tijuana treatment plants

Monday, February 14, 2011

The US-Mexico Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADB) have agreed to certify and finance two wastewater treatment plants costing US$16mn in Baja California state.

The Tecolote/La Gloria and La Morita plants, both located in the state's most populated city, Tijuana, will treat 127l/s and 254l/s respectively, serving some 311,000 residents altogether.

The project will receive US$4.8mn from NADB as part of a US$22mn loan, as well as funding from national water authority Conagua and Tijuana's state commission for public services.

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NADB will also begin a new financing program to support local communities, the environment and natural resources ministry (Semarnat) said in a release.