|Title||Two more projects added to Chile's reservoirs plan|
|Date||2018-12-20 PM 5:53:05||Hit||855|
Chile's agriculture minister Antonio Walker unveiled two new projects that will be included in the government's water reservoir program, bringing the total of dams to be prioritized until 2023 to 25.
During the latest session of irrigation committee CNR, Walker presented the Juncal (Valparaíso region) and Codegua (O'Higgins region) reservoirs, the agriculture ministry said in a press release.
According to a presentation earlier this year to the lower house, before the latest addition the government's large reservoir plan prioritized 23 projects that demanded over US$4.7bn in investments, while seven were also planned for electricity generation, such as La Punilla and Zapallar.
While Walker didn't specify costs, he highlighted that the Juncal reservoir in particular will bring relief to Valparaíso's Aconcagua basin, which, like the rest of the region, has been hit by severe drought.
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