Water Harvests Project receives easement and environmental  permits


La Guacimada, Goascorán, Valle, June 2008. Farmers of the community of Rio Apasapo and specialists of CHF International received from the Deputy Mayor of Aramecina, Mr. Saul Mendoza, the corresponding servitude of passage (easement) and environmental permits needed to implement the Water Harvests Project, currently being financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras.

With these permits, the executing agency is entitled to legally implement the construction of the dam, the collection and hydraulic works and the reforestation of the land surrounding of the dam.  

The Water Harvests Project financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras is the first project of this sort in the area, and the farmer are motivated and enthusiastic to contribute economically to have  the irrigation system installed in their parcels; this project is marking the end of governmental paternalism in the area”, expressed Mr. Mendoza.

Mr Edwin Misael Espinoza, Coordinator of the Municipal Envonmental Unit; Mr. Jorge Alberto Cruz, the local municipal attorney; and, Jolany Suamir Banegas, the Chief of Cadastre are the official witnesses certifying that there is not any land conflict in the site where the lagoon is going to be built, and that the project will not be causing any environmental damage in the community.


Images of the acts to submit the easement and environmental permits to implement the works included in the Water Harvest Project in Río Apasapo, Aramecina.  Saúl Mendoza (Deputy Mayor of Aramecina)  and the municipal attorney,  Jorge Alberto Cruz, handing over the corresponding permits to Mr. Orvin Argueta of CHF International, Also in the photograph Mr. Luciano Alvarado representing the beneficiary farmers of Water Harvest.




2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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