With CABEI's support, more than 8,500 residents of western San José will have uninterrupted clean water service
• Development of the Monasterio Tank Project is part of the "Water Supply Program for the San José Metropolitan Area, Urban Aqueducts and Juanito Mora Sanitary Sewage System in Puntarenas" financed by the bank with US$154.5 million.
San José, November 30, 2023. Mireya Arce, a resident of Escazú, a canton located west of San José in Costa Rica, celebrates the early entry into operation of the Monasterio Tank, a project financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) with the capacity to store up to 3 million liters of clean water and distribute 200 liters per second.
This project has already begun with the filling and testing of the tank, and in parallel, complementary works are being carried out so that, by the beginning of 2024, more than 8,500 inhabitants of the area will be receiving quality clean water without interruptions in service.
"We are very happy that this important project will solve the water shortage problem, a resource which is necessary to live and complete all the household chores," said Arce.
The US$3.2 million project is part of the CABEI-financed "Water Supply Program for the San José Metropolitan Area, Urban Aqueducts and Juanito Mora Sanitary Sewage System in Puntarenas", which includes projects in 15 other cantons in the country.
These works are part of the Human Development strategic axis of CABEI's Institutional Strategy, through which the multilateral is committed to supporting projects and initiatives that generate effective social capacities to improve the well-being and quality of life of the region's inhabitants.