More than one hundred member organizations of the Alliance Against the Privatization of Water in El Salvador mobilized throughout the country to deliver letters to regional Legislative offices to reject a recently proposed “Comprehensive Water Law”, presented to parliament by a coalition of right-wing parties.
The letter condemns renewed attempts to privatize water resources in the country and demands the reopening of the discussion on the General Water Law proposed by environmentalist movements in 2006.
“We want to express our deep rejection of the Integral Water Law proposal presented in mid-June by the National Association of Private Enterprise (ANEP) before the Legislative Assembly and supported by ARENA and other right-wing parties. We believe that its contents are intended to implement a model of privatized management, where commercial use will be prioritized above the human rights of people and nature.” the letter stated.
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