New Spanish Fund-IDB Grant Focuses on Brazilian City’s Sanitation

Some 15,000 families in the city of Manaus in Brazil are expected to enjoy better access to sanitation facilities under a project that will help them link their homes to the city’s sewage system. The project will be funded by a USD5 million grant from the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean Fund, which is managed by the Inter-American Development Bank. It includes a new approach that will assess and identify which households need financial assistance to link their houses to the sewerage system.

The new project will complement two earlier IDB initiatives that supported investments in housing, environment restoration and basic services in the flood-prone districts of the city of Manaus, which serves as the capital of the Amazonas state.

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