In his meeting with President Funes, the German officer received reports of plans developed in Central America related to climate change, security, disaster prevention and others.
Besides thanking the Germany for financing the projects, the Salvadoran President explained to German officials other points related to modernization of the public sector and the fiscal policies to be carried out in El Salvador.
President Funes referred to the need of improving tax collection, issue in which that Germany is advicing and in the fight against corruption.
It was also reported that Germany will make available a EU 3 million fund to be utilized in new territorial reordering.
Germany has offered El Salvador to grant a credit for $ 15 million, a a very favorable rate, in order to create landfills, improve existing and build facilities for and recycling.
Source: Presidencia de la República El Salvador
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The recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.
"Nicaragua has exported until October of this year about 40 million Dollars in recyclable material, primarily iron, while in 2009 it exported 24 million Dollars," stated as evidence of the sector´s growth Carlos Marin, president of the Recycling Association of that country.
The government is planning to spend $28.1 million to build 6 landfills and 43 recycling centers.
The program’s first phase comprises building 6 landfills in different points of the country, strategically located to help municipalities save money by having closer sites where to dump waste. In particular, the new landfills will be located in La Unión, Santa Ana, San Vicente, Ahuachapán, Chalatenango and Morazán.
The first landfill from a project to build six will be constructed in the department of La Unión.
These initiatives are included in the National Program for Integral Solid Waste Management, recently unveiled by President Mauricio Funes.
Government authorities visited the department and met with local representatives at the Santa Rosa de Lima landfill, which will be used as a model for the rest of the dump.
The Association of Santa Ana Municipalities signed an agreement with the Environment Ministry to build a new garbage dump.
According to the document, the next steps will be conducting the necessary studies and buying the lot where the landfill will be built.
The Ministry will provide technical support, including identifying the best location for the project, conducting environmental impact studies and designing the facility.