Mexico seeks investment for Ensenada desalination plant

Mexico is looking for funding to build a desalination plant in Ensenada, Baja California, to supply drinking water to 96,000 people.

A recent meeting of the Mexico Chamber of Commerce with its USA counterparts noted the need for greater private participation in financing schemes for infrastructure construction and operation in a number of water and wastewater projects in Mexico.

The investment cost of the Ensenada plant is Peso 352 million (US$ 27.75 million)

The draft water supply plants, sewage treatment, water supply and desalination plants that will start during 2010 in different regions of the country require a major investment of public and private resources, said Jose Ramon Ardavín Ituarte, ADG Water Supply, Drainage & Sanitation, National Water Commission (Conagua).