With support from CABEI and the Republic of Korea, 700 Panamanians in rural communities will have better access to water


The "Improvements to the Altos de El Llano and Brisas de El Llano Aqueduct System Project" was financed by CABEI's Social Support Foundation (FAS) with the support of the Korean Institute of Industry and Environmental Technology (KEITI).

Panama City, June 15th, 2023 - More than 700 Panamanians living in rural communities in the Chepo District have access to safe drinking water and efficient treatment systems with the implementation of the "Improvements to the Altos de El Llano and Brisas de El Llano Aqueduct System Project" financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), through its Social Support Foundation (FAS), and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI).

In 2022, through the FAS, a US$205,000 grant from KEITI was awarded to the Government of the Republic of Panama to improve the water treatment and conduction system in both communities, including the installation of a treatment and purification system, a pumping system, modifications to the filtration system, construction of a safety house for the suction pump, among others.

In addition, to guarantee the sustainability of the installed systems, the operation contemplates the training of community representatives for the correct administration, operation and maintenance of the implemented technologies, the authorities announced on Thursday at an inauguration and delivery ceremony of the works, in which the national director of the Clean Water and Sanitary Sewerage (DISAPAS) Subsector, Mrs. Madeline Delgado, the regional medical director of East Panama, Mrs. Ilka Castillo, CABEI's country chief officer in Panama, Mr. Carlos Moreno, Mr. Jose Luis Vasquez, representing the International Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Health, and technicians from Glory and Tech Company companies, and DACSA, participated.

Since 2021, FAS has supported initiatives that improve the development of human capital and the quality of life of socially vulnerable populations. This initiative is aligned with the objectives of FAS, specifically with the priority sectors of health, water and sanitation, by providing inhabitants with basic needs such as access to safe drinking water, which promote the economic and social development of the region.