Spanish government and IDB provide US$200mn in loans for Panama sanitation works

1 December 2017

The Arraiján and La Chorrera sanitation programme in Panama Oeste aims to improve the sanitary conditions and reduce the contamination of rivers in the districts of Arraiján and La Chorrera through the construction of two large basins and a wastewater treatment plant. It will cost a total of US$640.1mn. The Spanish government’s agency for International Development has loaned the Panamanian government US$50mn to help fund the second stage of the programme. The Inter-American Development bank (IDB) will supply an additional US$150mn. Other previous funding has come from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the Development Bank of Latin America (Corporacion Andina de Fomento) (CAF).

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