El Salvador, with international aid and loans will spend $44 million on programs for water and sanitation in the country. The project’s main goal is to improve living conditions in El Salvador through the provision of adequate water and sanitation services. It will finance the expansion of coverage in rural areas with high levels of extreme poverty, the sustainable management of water resources and improvements in efficiency and sustainability of services provided by ANDA, the leading water utility.
Under the Rural Water and Sanitation Program, 85 water systems will be built, benefiting more than 6.000 households in poor areas. The program will help the Salvadorian government make progress toward its goal of increasing water service coverage to 80 percent in the country’s 100 poorest townships, according to its 2010–2014 development plan.