Y jeroja operation distributes over 15 million liters of drinking water to Chaco

November 1, 2023

The “Y jeroja” operation, initiated by the Government of Paraguay, commenced on October 12th and has successfully distributed more than 15,000,000 liters of drinking water to the western region of the nation.

This distribution comes as an initiative to support indigenous and rural families that have been adversely affected by drought.

Government aims to provide consistent drinking water supply

The primary mission set by the Government of Paraguay is to ensure a consistent supply of water to those most affected by the drought.

In line with this objective, President Santiago Peña directed*: “several institutions work in coordination and join efforts so that the inhabitants of the areas systematically affected by drought have normal access to water, both for consumption and for domestic use.”

Preparing for the future

Santiago Peña has also set the wheels in motion to establish an aqueduct to be functional in the shortest time frame.

He emphasized: “the institutions involved in that project work immediately to meet the objective of his administration and that the lack of water was a forgotten failure.”

Various institutions have collaborated in this noble cause, including The Ministry of Defense, The Armed Forces, The Ministry of Public Works and Communications, ESSAP, SENASA, PETROPAR, ITAIPU. Notably, private organizations such as the Paraguayan Road Chamber (CAVIALPA) have also contributed to this effort.

Communities benefitting from this initiative include those located in the Irala Fernández District, km 134, km 160, km 170, and several schools and health centers in regions such as Pozo Colorado, Río Verde, and Rosa Mística Neighborhood.

Cumulative distribution in 2023

Since the inception of this year, the total water delivered stands at an impressive almost 47,000,000 liters.

FSJA Comment

The consistent supply of drinking water is fundamental to both the safety and well-being of any community.

With drought conditions persisting in many regions, initiatives such as the “Y jeroja” operation by the Government of Paraguay are commendable.

By ensuring that both indigenous and rural families have access to water, the initiative not only addresses immediate needs but also lays the foundation for future infrastructure to mitigate such challenges.

*Please note that this article may have been translated using automated software; unintended translation errors may be present.

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