The governments of El Salvador and China signed an agreement this morning to make the water of Lake Ilopango drinkable. The execution agreement was signed by Rubén Alemán, president of Anda, and the economic and commercial counselor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Yao Ming, in the presence of the ambassador of the Republic of China in El Salvador, Ou Jianhong.
In this sense, the project will consist of the construction of a battery of at least eight deep wells and the incorporation of a new flow of 300 liters per second that will reinforce the supply of Soyapango, San Martin, Ilopango, Santo Tomas, San Marcos, Santiago Texacuangos, and San Francisco Chinameca.
«With this agreement, we are going to streamline the assistance project for the treatment of Lake Ilopango in El Salvador, where we are going to drill eight deep wells, and that water will go to a treatment plant through conduction lines where it will reach seven municipalities in San Salvador who have suffered from shortages in production»
According to the authorities, the project is in the initial phase, which includes the design and execution stage. Subsequently, the battery of wells, the treatment plant for the removal of heavy metals, the infrastructure for chlorination and dosage, and pumping stations, among others, will be built.
A multidisciplinary team from ANDA will accompany the Chinese government in the management of the project that will strengthen the Guluchapa and Joya Grande Systems, offering a continuous supply.
Rubén Alemán reported that this signature is part of the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement signed by the governments of China and El Salvador in 2019, and will benefit from an increase in drinking water for more than 250,000 inhabitants.