United States Donates $200,000 in COVID-19 Prevention Equipment for 10 Municipalities
Nejapa, March 29, 2022- The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated $200,000 worth of tools and supplies to 10 municipalities in four departments of El Salvador to strengthen COVID-19 prevention activities.
The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy, Brendan O’Brien, delivered the donation in a ceremony in Nejapa, where the 10 municipalities–Apopa, Ciudad Delgado, Cuscatancingo, Ilobasco, Ilopango, Nejapa, Quezaltepeque, San Martín, Tonacatepeque and Usulután– participated.
The donation includes more than 3,800 products, including power washers, motor pumps, wheelbarrows and garbage cans for solid waste collection, stationary and portable sinks, water tanks, alcohol gel dispensers, thermometers, biometric sensors, protective boots and gloves for municipal workers, liquid soap, alcohol gel and quaternary ammonium. All these supplies were prioritized by the municipalities according to their needs.
With these tools and supplies, the municipalities will continue implementing biosafety protocols in providing public services in solid waste collection, markets and municipal cemeteries.
The 10 municipalities are part of a group of 20 that have benefited from USAID’s Municipal Governance project. This project has provided technical assistance and additional grants valued at $5.1 million to coordinate actions with citizens, improve the delivery of public services, and increase municipal revenues.
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