The Argentine government announced the most ambitious infrastructure plan in it history.
Economy, Social development, 05/13/2016, Argentina.
It launches the National Water Plan in Argentina, which provides for an investment of US $ 40,000 million, which will generate half a million jobs, the installation of 55,000 kilometers of pipes for water supply and 30,000 kilometers for sewers to all inhabitants of the country have access to running water and sewage network. It will also increase by 17.5 percent the total irrigated area and is expected to benefit some 300,000 hectares under irrigation. The National Water Plan seeks to develop works, master plans, programs and projects that implement engineering long term works that are most needed.
The National Water Plan is a very good news, which is in line with the main objective of the Argentine government, which is to reduce poverty. Another challenge posed by Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio was to eliminate all kinds of suspicions regarding the corruption associated with public works, particularly from the investigations being conducted by the Justice for possible cases involving entrepreneurs. We must end this idea that public works is synonymous with corruption, therefore the invitations to tender we are doing with greater transparency, including free delivery specifications.
It is the most ambitious plan in the history infrastructure, we will with absolute transparency and we must ensure that there is no problem to achieve the goal of reaching 100 percent access to safe water in 2019. Good water policy involves improving the quality of life of all Argentines, especially to prevent diseases, reduce child mortality and reduce pollution of groundwater, stressed the official.
The National Water Plan seeks to develop works, master plans, programs and projects that implement engineering works long term that are most needed. We will work together with provincial and municipal governments, and will have the participation of the private sector to no more suffering for drought situations, or lack of sewers or drinking water, added Frigerio.
The National Water Plan includes the installation of 55,000 kilometers of pipes for water supply and 30,000 kilometers for sewers. In addition, water conservancy, Radar warning systems and contingency plans will be pursued to prevent natural disasters to climate changes such as floods or droughts.
It will also increase by 17.5 percent the total of new irrigation systems in what is expected to reach 300,000 hectares under this system. Also attended the event with Rogelio Frigerio, the Secretary of Public Works, Daniel Chaín, and Undersecretary of Water Resources, Pablo Bereciartua.