IADB Lends Venezuela $400 Million for Water Treatment Projects

The Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to lend Venezuela $400 million for two projects to improve water treatment in the South American country.

The bank will lend Venezuela $300 million to finance works in 12 subbasins of the Guaire river that runs through Caracas to collect, channel, separate and dispose of sewage, the Washington-based institution said in an e-mail. A $100 million loan will go to improve water quality management in communities of 5,000 to 500,000 inhabitants, the bank said.

The 25-year loans carry a five and a half year grace period with a variable interest rate based on Libor, according to the statement.

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