Opposition rejects privatizing drinking water in Uruguay | News

Rate this post

The political opposition in Uruguay questioned the Minister of the Environment, Robert Bouvier, for the awarding of the construction of a water treatment plant to private capital, in the department of San José.


UN urges to combat the invisibility of minorities in Uruguay

The member of the Frente Amplio, Filipe Carballo, pointed out that the vital resource is property of the State, which is why the Neptune Project - as the initiative is called by the Government - is unconstitutional.

For his part, the coordinator of the Deputies bench, Gonzalo Civila, expressed that the project promoted by the aforementioned ministry regarding the water treatment plant is “very negative” for the country and a “bad solution”, generating other problems.

He assured that it is “a project in which adverse environmental effects are expected, rejected by many social organizations, which would have an effect on the territory where it is going to be developed and would not solve the underlying problem, in an area where there are salinity events. ”.

According to the design conceived for the infrastructure, said water treatment plant would take water from the Río de la Plata to distribute it in Montevideo and the metropolitan area.

The initiative, in addition to introducing private capital in the management of the Uruguayan resource, would cost three times as much as similar projects previously studied.

Opposition legislators indicated that the measure is rejected by academia and various social sectors, such as the Public Water Company Union.

They went to Parliament to express their position and recalled that citizens presented a plebiscite in 2004 to preserve water as a monopoly resource of the State.

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.