With CABEI support, more than 265,000 Nicaraguans in 7 cities will benefit from access to clean water and sanitation


In Nicaragua, the Bank supports five clean water and sanitation initiatives to ensure that the systems are managed in a quality, efficient and sustainable manner for the benefit of the population.

Managua, March 29th, 2023.— Access to clean water is a human right and, in the framework of the commemoration of World Water Day, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) reaffirms its commitment to Nicaraguans by supporting important initiatives in this sector, such as the Project to Expand Drinking Water and Sanitation Systems in 7 cities, which plans to benefit more than 265,000 inhabitants with access to water resources in their homes, as well as sanitary sewerage services.

"At CABEI, we are supporting Nicaragua and the other countries in the region in fulfilling Sustainable Development Goal 6, which establishes guaranteeing the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. It is very satisfying to see how these projects completely change people's lives, especially in those cities that for the first time have access to clean water services on a continuous basis," highlighted CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The project, executed by Empresa Nicaragüense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (ENACAL), will positively impact the cities of Chichigalpa, Chinandega, El Viejo, León, Jinotepe, Telica and Ciudad Darío. It also contemplates the installation or replacement of networks and pipelines, installation of household connections and replacement of meters in poor condition, construction and rehabilitation of clean water pumping stations and wells, as well as storage tanks.

One point to highlight is that Operational Control Units will be installed, whose function is to regulate the pressure of the networks in high areas and carry out macro-measurement of flow rates to determine water losses due to leaks or fraud. The project also includes the construction and implementation of renewable energy generation and supply systems for the operation of ENACAL's systems.

CABEI is currently supporting five initiatives in Nicaragua aimed at strengthening the water and sanitation sector, benefiting more than 1.5 million Nicaraguans.

Of these initiatives, the Project for the Improvement and Expansion of Clean Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in 19 Nicaraguan cities is expected to be completed in the coming months, benefiting 580,000 people who lacked clean water services, and approximately 270,000 Nicaraguans have improved sanitary sewerage services in urban areas.