CABEI approves cooperation for feasibility and basic design update of the El Tablón multi-purpose dam in Honduras


The multipurpose project will contribute to mitigate and control flooding in the Sula Valley area, providing clean water and water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power generation.

Tegucigalpa, June 22, 2023.- To help protect the inhabitants of the Sula Valley and surrounding areas from natural disasters caused by climate change, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved a technical cooperation to the Republic of Honduras under the Contingent Recovery modality for US$3.5 million to update the Feasibility Study and Basic Design of the El Tablón Multipurpose Dam Project.

Through this cooperation, the existing studies will be updated, as well as the complementary studies necessary to determine the design and technical feasibility, environmental, social and legal impact, and the economic-financial model of the project, which includes river regulation and channel delimitation works, a network of distribution canals for the Naco Valley, water supply to the city of San Pedro Sula and surrounding municipalities, as well as the generation of electricity, among others. Bidding documents will also be prepared for the construction process of the necessary infrastructure for the entire project.

CABEI will hold a selection competition to contract the firm that will be in charge of the studies, which will work hand in hand with the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE for its name in Spanish) as the executing agency in coordination with the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat (SERNA for its name in Spanish).

The initiative is aligned with the 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, specifically with the Human Development strategic axis to improve the well-being and quality of life of the region's inhabitants, and with the Environmental and Social Sustainability cross-cutting axis to address climate change.