CABEI supports El Salvador in guaranteeing clean water and sanitation services to its population


• Two non-reimbursable technical cooperations and one financing grant are part of the support provided to ensure the well-being and quality of life of Salvadorans.

San Salvador, March 27th, 2023.- In the month that marks World Water Day, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) highlights the efforts made in El Salvador to guarantee Salvadorans’ access to this vital liquid through initiatives that promote improvements in water supply and sanitation systems.

One of these is a US$600,000 non-reimbursable technical cooperation grant from the Korea-CABEI Partnership Single Donor Trust Fund (KTF) to support the government of El Salvador in carrying out technical studies to modernize the Guluchapa water supply system in the municipality of Ilopango, San Salvador.

Another non-reimbursable financial cooperation was granted for US$1.0 million, which includes the installation of two mobile systems for the desalination and purification of water in the communities of El Majahual and San Diego, in the department of La Libertad, benefiting close to 3,090 people.

"Water is life and without this vital resource it is difficult to guarantee the wellbeing of the population, which is why we at CABEI reiterate our support to El Salvador to continue contributing to its efforts to guarantee this right to Salvadorans," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

One highlight is that the institution's support addresses the current situation from a comprehensive approach beyond the delivery of economic resources. As part of the technical cooperation for the water supply system in Guluchapa, workshops will be held to adapt the experience and best practices of the Republic of Korea in the field of water resources management, in order to strengthen the capacities of the personnel of the National Aqueduct and Sewerage Administration (ANDA).

CABEI was also a relevant actor in the development of other emblematic projects in this sector, such as the rehabilitation of the Torogoz plant (formerly the Las Pavas plant), with which more than 1.5 million Salvadorans are supplied with the vital liquid.

Thus, the institution joins the efforts to contribute to the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 6, which seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, which is in line with its Human Development institutional axis, which aims to generate effective social capacities to improve the well-being and quality of life of the region's inhabitants.