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Funding support to Honduras

As requested by the Government of Honduras, India will provide funding support of US Dollar 800,000 from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund for the project, “access to climate resilient and safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services (WASH) in the Gracias a Dios Department of Honduras”.

The project aims to improve the overall health of the community in Gracias a Dios district by providing water purifying filters, rainwater harvesting systems, means for safe water storage, rehabilitating wells, hydraulic latrines, installing sinks and garbage cans for safe disposal of garbage, providing equipment and consumables for water quality testing, etc.

On this occasion, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said, “We do realise the importance of ensuring access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services which improves the overall health of the community which is one of the important Sustainable Development Goals and we are glad that India could partner with the Government of Honduras on this important community project.

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund, established by the Government of India in June 2017, provides support to projects in developing countries that aim to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Fund adheres to the principles of South-South cooperation and places a priority on national ownership and leadership, equality, sustainability, development of local capacity and mutual benefit. A total of US$ 150 million over the next decade has been committed by Government of India for the Fund which is managed by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.

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