94 rural communities in Nicaragua benefit from CABEI-supported water and sanitation program

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A CABEI delegation visited some of the areas to learn about the progress and impact generated for the beneficiary families.

Managua, August 17th, 2023.- The objective of the Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Sustainability Program, financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), is to contribute to healthy environments and the well-being of more than 73,000 Nicaraguans in 121 municipalities in Nicaragua. The program is 59% complete and has improved the quality of life of 94 communities that now have uninterrupted services.

 Recently, a CABEI team in Nicaragua visited the beneficiary communities of Sinai, El Delirio, Los Corrales - La Cañada and Agua Fría, in the municipality of Ciudad Darío, in the Department of Matagalpa, to learn about the progress of works related to the installation of pipelines and distribution of clean water services, the redesign of a new well in the area and the construction of a water storage tank, as well as the installation of sanitation solutions in rural homes.

The Water and Sanitation Sector Sustainability Program is expected to generate 4,000 direct jobs at the sites where the works are being carried out, and will also benefit families in the municipalities of the departments of Estelí, Nueva Segovia, León, Chinandega, Managua, Masaya, Carazo, Granada, Rivas, Boaco, Chontales, Matagalpa, Jinotega, Río San Juan and the municipality of Waspan on the Northern Caribbean Coast, where once the works are completed, there will be considerable improvements in the quality and quantity of water for consumption, as well as in the disposal of waste flows, since the initiative includes construction, rehabilitation and rehabilitation of water and sanitation systems, and installation of new equipment in the supply systems.

CABEI's financing for the works amounts to US$30 million, with the active participation of the municipal mayors' offices and community residents, and is executed by the Emergency Social Investment Fund (FISE).