On the occasion of World Water Day in Venezuela, 72 percent of the population does not have access to the precious liquid, a product of the erroneous social policies of the regime that has not worked to make this service available in an efficient manner to citizens.
This was stated by the president of the Administration and Services Commission of the Legitimate National Assembly, deputy for the state of Zulia, Nora Bracho, on the occasion of the world water day adopted by the United Nations 27 years ago.
“Only 18% of Venezuelans have access to quality drinking water, but they receive much less than the 50 liters of water daily,” stated the parliamentarian who revealed figures from the detailed report by the NGO Transparency Venezuela.
“At this moment, water is more indispensable than ever so that the population can constantly wash its hands to prevent the Coronavirus and keep hospital facilities clean. There are places that have not been served with piped drinking water for months and years,” Bracho said.
The Zulia deputy argued that between 1958 and 1998, 72 reservoirs were built in the country, with a capacity of 32 million cubic meters, and between 1998 and 2018 only two water projects have been built. “These figures show us the inability of a regime whose only objective has been to impoverish the Venezuelan people to perpetuate itself in power through social control and handouts.”
Finally, Nora Bracho cited that according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, around 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have safe managed drinking water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safe managed sanitation services and 3 billion lack basic hand-washing facilities”.