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Spain grants $25 million to Honduras for rural water and sanitation improvements. Government to foot $2.5 million of bill

Thursday, August 4, 2011

\ Honduras will receive a $25 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean to expand and improve drinking water and sanitation services in rural communities with fewer than 2,000 people.\ \ The Inter-American Development Bank said that the Honduran government will contribute $2.5 million to the program.\ \ Of the total Honduran population of 8.2 million, some 4.5 million live in rural areas where poverty levels reach 71.6 percent. Investments carried out under this new program will help expand water coverage.\ \ Original source: Hispanically Speaking News\ \ \ \