CABEI approves feasibility studies for construction of six earth dams in Honduras
The projects are aimed at strengthening resilience and contributing to the fight against climate change.
Tegucigalpa, February XX, 2021.- The Central American bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), today approved US$5.8 million for a technical cooperation for contingent recovery to the Republic of Honduras to finance the contracting of consulting firms to prepare feasibility studies for the "National Program for the Establishment of Earth Dams in Honduras."
The works will be located in: Quebrada La Relumbrosa - La Ceiba, Atlántida; Río Jalán - Juticalpa, Olancho; Río Choluteca, Hernando López (Río Hondo) - Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán; Río Leotuna - Maraita, Francisco Morazán: Río Guangololo - La Paz, La Paz: Río Texiguat - Texiguat, El Paraíso.
CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, highlighted the importance of generating prevention constructions in the region "developing initiatives that generate greater security for the countries is a task that the Bank is carrying out with great enthusiasm".
The results of these studies will be the technical and economic requirements necessary for the construction of the six earth dams that have a multipurpose character, they are works related to flow regulation and thus strengthen the capacity to mitigate damages in case of floods, and water supply for human consumption and production irrigation.
This initiative will contribute to the 2030 Agenda in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6), which seeks to ensure water availability and sanitation for the global population, under sustainable and equitable management.