From a press release from the President of Panama,
Nearly 2 million dollars ($ 2 million) will be designated, via Conades, for improvement works at the Water Treatment Plant The Algarrobos and water intakes from the rivers David and Majagua, a commitment by the national government to equip community residents in the district of David with better quality and quantity of drinking water.
The works include the renovation of flocculators (construction of hydraulic flow screens), clarifiers, filters, chemical dosing systems, gauges and indicators as well as general works on: lights, generators, a 5 ton bridge crane with gallery pumps , elevated tank pumps, microbiology laboratories and wastewater tank for chemicals and materials, replacement of 2 valves to control the river flow lines, 150 thousand gallon subterraneous reservoir tank.
An agreement has been made to transfer resources to the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems in order to carry out water treatment works, buy equipment and renovate wells.
The new budget will be used to buy pumps to renovate wells, "... dredging rivers, purchase of equipment and chemicals needed to purify the raw water, well renovations and employment of at least 150 employees in key positions."
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration has approved a loan for technical and physical renovation of the Water Treatment Plant in Las Pavas, in the department of Cuscatlan.
From a statement issued by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE):
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) has approved a loan the to Republic of El Salvador in the amount of $64.4 million to finance the renovation project on Works for the Collection, Purification and Treatment of the Electromechanical Water Plant Las Pavas, the most important source of drinking water El Salvador.
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