Clean water and sanitation initiatives supported by CABEI contribute to the health and wellbeing of more than 43,000 Nicaraguans


Managua, April 27th, 2023.— More than five thousand families from 34 neighborhoods in the city of Jinotepe in Nicaragua will have a cleaner and healthier environment, thanks to the expansion and improvement of clean water and sanitation projects promoted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

"Access to clean water and basic sanitation is fundamental to prevent diseases and improve people's quality of life, which is why CABEI promotes actions such as these, which contribute to human development and create a better setting where the systems are managed with quality, efficiency and in a sustainable manner for the benefit of Nicaraguan families," said CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The works recently supervised by a CABEI team will provide 43,232 Nicaraguans with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene services as a Key Factor in preventing diseases and protecting health. To reach this objective, work is progressing in the water sector with the construction of 14 pumping stations and wells, the installation of 3 tanks, a 46.4 kilometer pipeline network, a total of 15.13 kilometers of impulsion lines, as well as the installation of 1,513 new home connections and 2,963 meter replacements.

At the same time, a new treatment plant is being built with the capacity to treat up to 7,360 m³ of wastewater per day, which is complemented by a sewage network that will carry the wastewater from 3,719 homes through 52.23 kilometers of pipeline.

These actions are part of the Project to Improve and Expand Clean Water and Sanitation Systems in 7 Nicaraguan Cities, which aims to increase coverage to more than 90% of sanitary sewerage services for 240,000 residents in Chichigalpa, Chinandega, El Viejo, León, Telica, Jinotepe, and Ciudad Darío.