CABEI presents pre-feasibility study of the "Morolica dam" and water works system that would benefit more than 270 thousand Hondurans in Choluteca
The initiatives presented to the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat would boost productive capacity, job creation and access to clean water in the Dry Corridor, improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Tegucigalpa, August 19th, 2022.- A total of five strategic hydraulic works would prevent flooding, increase access to clean water, irrigation and improve the productive capacities of 270,000 inhabitants of the Honduran Dry Corridor, according to the results of the "Technical and economic pre-feasibility study of hydraulic infrastructure in the Lower Choluteca River Basin."
The results of the study, financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), were recently presented to the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat (SERNA), and highlight that the proposed multipurpose hydraulic works are an effective solution to the area's climate problems, in addition to generating jobs and improving the population's quality of life.
"Southern Honduras is an area with high productive potential, but the lack of water projects means that residents of the Dry Corridor suffer the constant threat of floods and droughts, which even puts their lives at risk. For this reason, the Bank financed this study that will allow the Government to invest strategically in water security works for the population and productive sectors," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
Among the works identified are the "Morolica dam", diversion dams, and the possibility of generating renewable energy, the final design and construction of which could be financed with CABEI resources, as one of the leaders in financial solutions linked to sustainable water projects.
CABEI has financed projects in the water and sanitation sector throughout the region for an overall amount exceeding US$1.5 billion, contributing to the promotion of livelihoods, well-being and sustainable socioeconomic development.