A new project will help address the lack of sanitation and access to clean water and control pollution in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The Project for the Implemention of the Silver Basin Strategic Action Program (SAP), led by the Intergovernmental Silver Basin Commitee (CIC) in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Environment Fund (FGMA) and CAF – Latin American Development Bank, will promote regional integration and sustainable development in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, and help preserve this important basin for the region.
The initiative coincides with the 50th anniversary of CAF and the La Plata Basin Treaty, signed in 1969 to promote the development of one of the world’s most important natural resource reservoirs. Its main rivers (La Plata, Parana, Paraguay and Uruguay) have enormous energy potential and are fundamental for trade and advancement of the region’s populations. With this in mind, the CIC will undertake joint actions aimed at improving the use of resources, the development of the region, and the fulfillment of the objectives set forth in the La Plata Basin Treaty.