Semarnat, Sinaloa sign US$155mn development, conservation agreement

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mexico's environment ministry Semarnat and Sinaloa state governor Mario López Velarde have signed a cooperation agreement to carry out conservation, development and environmental protection works in the state.

The agreement allocates more than 1.87bn pesos (US$155mn) for the initiative in the northwestern state, Semarnat said in a release.

National water authority Conagua will receive nearly 1.5bn pesos to carry out potable water and irrigation projects, as well as water resource management, according to environment minister Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada.

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Funds will also be used for a temporary work program to carry out construction of dams and for a state program aimed at mitigating climate change.