More than 3,000 UNAG students in Honduras benefit from CABEI support for facility improvements
The infrastructure and equipment works located at UNAG were completed in December 2021.
Tegucigalpa, December 14, 2021.- The construction, remodeling and equipping of the dairy, fruit and vegetable processing plant, the wastewater and potable water treatment system, among other improvements at the National University of Agriculture (UNAG) in Honduras are now available for more than 3,000 students, thanks to support from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).
These works, which were inspected by a CABEI delegation during a supervision tour on Tuesday, are part of the US$5.1 million Social Program for Higher Education Inclusion in Honduras. The construction of the housing building for female students, the grain and cereal plant and the poultry farm, as well as irrigation controls for ten hectares, were also contemplated.
CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi, stated: "We are pleased to see the completion of these new UNAG facilities, which the Bank supported in order to improve equitable access to quality education and strengthen human capital at the service of the national agri-food sector, which is fundamental to Honduran economy.”
The new technology and facilities will allow students to enter new segments of the labor market, since the modernization of the facilities increases the university's productive, processing and income capacity as a strategy for financial sustainability in the medium term.
In addition, together with the improvement in educational quality, the capacity of the university campus for boarding school students was increased by more than 20%, expanding its capacity to cover young people nationwide, particularly vulnerable groups and women.