Bolivia To Spend US$100 Million For Water Projects, Meet Millennium Development Goals
Bernama, April 14, 2011
Bolivia’s Minister of Planning and Development Viviana Caro said US$100 million will be allocated this year for irrigation and drinking water projects in municipalities.
Caro said that more than 300 Bolivian rural municipalities will benefit from the new government programme – “More investment for water, my water”.
By the end of the year, Bolivia should also meet its commitment of facilitating access to drinking water under a Millennium Development Goals (MDG) plan, a government official said.
Part of the goal is to ensure 78.5 percent access to drinking water till 2015 and the country is close to 77.5 precent now, said Vladimir Sanchez, executive director of the National Fund for Productive and Social Investment.
The government is working hard to assure universal rights such as access to water, as established in the Constitution, Sanchez added.