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Lempa

(lām`pä), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising in Guatemala and flowing S through Honduras into El Salvador, then generally S to the Pacific Ocean. An important stream, it waters the fertile Lempa valley, largely within El Salvador, which supports a dense agricultural population.
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Also, The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) has put on hold a project to build a wind farm in Metapan, Santa Ana, in which they aim to install 28 wind turbines of 1.
The area "gives birth to the Lempa River, which crosses the three countries before reaching the Pacific Ocean," UNESCO's MAB program Web site reads.
Meanwhile, Jorge Melendez, the director of El Salvador's civil protection agency, said the Lempa River, which flows to the Pacific, had overflowed its banks and flooded at least 20 villages.
The school I visited in the town of Santa Marta told a compelling story of the recent past--a mural done by children shows people fleeing across the Lempa River to refugee camps in Honduras while shots from helicopters picked them off one by one and the river ran with blood.
It has identified the Lempa River basin as of strategic national importance because of the food, water and energy available in the short and long term.
Attempts have been made over the years to develop alternative domestic sources of energy and, in this context, hydroelectric power stations at Cerron Grande and San Lorenzo on the Lempa river have come into operation.
The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) confirmed it paid Italian construction company Astaldi $108.
The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL), a partner in the LA GEO which belongs to the Italian company Enel, states that "a possible plant could generate more than $37 million in annual revenues for the company.
In El Salvador, the drought also lowered water levels at hydroelectric dams along the Lempa River, threatening the country's source of energy.
The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) awarded the expansion of the plant called 5 de Noviembre UPD, composed of the construction companies Queiroz Galvao and Andritz Hydro Inepar.
They wanted the water for use on a coffee farm, but were unable to dissuade their aging father from sharing with the other residents of San Antonio, a small village that clings to the last kilometer of Honduran soil before the steep western mountains drop into the Lempa River on the border with El Salvador.
The manager of Investments & Renewable Energy at the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL), Luis Garcia, said "We will launch the tender for construction in April or May, to be awarded at the end June, and in July or August construction of the project will begin.