Mexico City, Mexico — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says three large projects that will ensure water to more than 3.2 million were on his agenda. On Saturday and Sunday, López Obrador toured the aqueducts of La Laguna in Durango and El Cuchillo II in Monterrey, as well as the El Zapotillo Dam in Jalisco.
He said that all three projects will be finished by the end of this year at a cost of 26 billion peso. Once complete, AMLO said a stable water supply will exist for more than 3.2 million people living in Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Jalisco.
“Saturday and Sunday we supervised the aqueducts of La Laguna, in Durango and El Cuchillo II, in Monterrey, as well as the El Zapotillo Dam, in Jalisco. The three projects mean water for 3.2 million inhabitants with an investment of 26 billion pesos; They will be finished this year,” he posted on social media.
The 26 billion for the three projects is being paid for from the public budget, so no debt was used to execute them, he added.
Earlier this month, AMLO announced a meeting with Elon Musk that resulted in an agreement to build a Tesla factory in the state of Nuevo León. He said part of their agreement was that the Government of Mexico would grant permits as long as the Tesla plant does not exacerbate the state’s water supply.