Panama participates in a regional forum on the future of water and sanitation in the region

The Vice Minister of Health Ivette Berrío recently participated in San José, Costa Rica in the XXII regular meeting of the Central American Council and the Dominican Republic for Potable Water and Sanitation (CONCARD-APS) where the progress of the Work Plan for the first semester of 2023 was reviewed. .

Berrío, stated that for the first time CONCARD-APS held a High Level Forum, where the participating countries were able to interrelate with their strategic allies and cooperation agencies in two panels, one on the current state of the water and sanitation situation in the region and the other of challenges of the water and sanitation subsector (APS).

“The Ministry of Health has been advancing in the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), investing in water and sanitation projects in rural and indigenous areas, technical-social assistance, accompaniment to the Administrative Boards of Social Aqueducts, a new laboratory equipment for monitoring water quality and institutional equipment,” said Berrío.

During this meeting, the countries that make up the Central American Forum and the Dominican Republic for Drinking Water and Sanitation (FOCARD-APS), proceeded to transfer the Pro-Tempore Presidency from Honduras to Costa Rica, review budgets, sign understanding agreements with other instances.

This activity seeks to strengthen the regional drinking water and sanitation sector institutions and create a platform for cooperation and exchange of experiences among the countries.

The Vice Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío and the architect Madeline Delgado, national director of the Directorate of the Subsector of Drinking Water and Sanitary Sewerage (DISAPAS) participated for Panama.

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