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SUEZ wins its first contract in El Salvador for the renovation of the Las Pavas drinking water treatment plant

The El Salvadoran National Administration of Water Management and Wastewater Treatment Services (ANDA) has awarded SUEZ the contract to renovate the Las Pavas drinking water production plant in San Pablo Tacachico, El Salvador, worth €53 million.

Located 40 kilometres from the capital, this treatment plant supplies drinking water to the inhabitants of the San Salvador metropolitan region.

The renovation of the plant and the modernisation of its equipment are required to meet the water needs of the region’s 1.6 million inhabitants. The work, which will last 24 months, will allow production capacity to increase to 3.0m3/s1 and secure the water supply for the population. This project is supporting population growth and contributing to the economic development of one of the country's most dynamic regions.

Furthermore, this project reflects the strengthened cooperation between France and El Salvador, as the contract is eligible for the financial cooperation protocol entered into by the French and El Salvadoran governments.

SUEZ has been present in Latin America for 80 years, and 20 years in Central America. The Group has supported the development of cities such as Panama and Cartagena de Indias. More specifically, it built Panama's first wastewater treatment plant, as well as a considerable number of drinking water treatment units in Caribbean island areas. To date, nearly 3 million people have benefited from the Group's wastewater treatment services throughout Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia.

1 Compared to 1.8m3/s currently


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