IDA CREDIT: US$30 million
TERMS: Grace = 10 years; Maturity = 20 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will assist the Government of Honduras in implementing a strategic plan for the modernization of the sector through activities at the national and municipal level. According to 2001 data, only 81 percent of the Honduran population had access to potable water and 68 percent had access to sanitation. Central problems in the sector are intimately linked with the lack of strong governance and scarcity of financial resources.