The initiative was inaugurated on Tuesday by President Xiomara Castro, who said that it is an improvement in the living conditions of the Garífuna and Miskito peoples on the Caribbean coast, in addition to guaranteeing the protection of the environment.
According to the information disclosed, the project will benefit 5,400 inhabitants of the municipality of Brus Laguna directly, and 8,500 inhabitants of nearby communities indirectly.
During the inauguration speech, President Castro thanked the international cooperation agencies that collaborated in materializing the project, and recalled her campaign promise to subsidize energy for those who consume less than 150 kilowatts a month.
“I want to order that the free energy subsidy must also be applied, we promised it and we are fulfilling it, the light of the Government of the first (female) president, the light of the Government of Democratic Socialism, has reached Brus Laguna,” she said.
Castro highlighted the importance of the recovery of the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE), and affirmed that this month it is assuming the functions of the most questioned distribution and loss reduction program in the history of Honduras.
“This will save two million lempiras a day (more than 81,000 US dollars) through this effort to be made by the Minister of Energy and manager of the ENEE with with the Solidarity Network,” she said.