The Latin-American Energy Organization (OLADE) will provide technical assistance to Honduras to support its energy sector and infrastructure.
OLADE’s Executive Secretary, Alfonso Blanco, announced that the official meeting to further the institution’s relationship with Honduras was successful, a sentiment echoed by the Honduran Secretary of Energy, Roberto Ordoñez, and Ambassador María del Carmen Nasser.
Honduras is currently in a state of emergency due to a drought which has affected Central America’s dry corridor, since the storm El Niño. This drought is currently affecting 300 000 people, and this new partnership hopes to use solar energy to address the problem.
The technical assistance will focus on strengthening the country’s agricultural sector, through the design and installation of solar-powered pumps and irrigation systems.