Bolivia: For Rational Use of Water in World Day

La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia begins the celebrations of the World Water Day, established by UN 17 years ago, by issuing a call the rational use of water.

  According to the Minister of Environment and Water María Esther Udaeta, the Water fair, to be held in La Paz, is expected to attract the public, especially young people.

The United Nations (UN) choose ”Clean Water for a Healthy World” as theme for World Water Day 2010, which sums up importance of supplying superior water to improve people’s health and living conditions.

To Udaeta, the capitalist system is responsible for world water shortage, because of the disastrous consequences of the climate change in the world.

Since 2006 Evo Morales’ administration have carried out changes in favour of population’s access to water, that is why it water privatization is prohibited. The government has also invested more than a 20 million dollar in extending drinking water cover and sewer systems in the cities and rural regions.

According to President Morales, access to water is a human right, not a lucrative merchandise.

Source: Prensa Latina

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