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Montevideo, May 29th 2024 - 08:20 UTC

Tag: desalinization

  • Tuesday, May 23rd 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Uruguay to import bottled water: desalinization plant does not fit in aircraft

    The plant will take “a few weeks” to reach Uruguay by ship, Delgado explained.Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Uruguay's Economy Ministry Monday greenlighted the tax-free import of bottled water as one of the measures against the drought affecting Montevideo and the metropolitan area, it was reported. Meanwhile, Presidential Secretary Álvaro Delgado confirmed that the desalination plant to be brought from Houston does not fit “by 15 centimeters” in the C-130 Hercules aircraft sent to pick it up and it will therefore take “a few weeks” to reach South America by ship.