Mexican Parliamentarians Visit-1.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
“This system is very interesting for us, especially for the central Mexican states, where we have deserts,” said Ana Isabel Allende Cano, a member of the Chamber of Deputies and the president of the Israel-Mexico Friendship Association. “Israel has very important technology in desalinization but Mexico is so big it would not be very cost affective for us. This type of technology may be one of the alternatives of the future for us.”
The group of six deputies also included Division General Raul Macias Sandoval, Cuahtemoc Galindo, Alfredo Botello, Fernando Belaunzaran, and Adolfo Karam. They were joined by Mexican Jewish Community members Renee Dayan-Shabot, Executive Director of Tribuna Israelita - the analysis and opinion institution of the Jewish Community in Mexico, Mauricio Lulka, the executive director of the Central Committee of the Jewish Community in Mexico, and Salomon Achard.
Greeting them at the site, KKL-JNF Latin American Department director Ariel Goldgewicht
noted that though KKL-JNF has planted more than 240 million trees in Israel and is the only country that had more trees at the end the century that it started with, KKL-JNF also dedicates itself to advancing environmentally sustainable programs such as the biofilter, which is now in its fourth year of a five year pilot project.
“The idea is that in cities where water is a critical issue, this project can improve the situation, and help others improve their situation,” he said. “It is not only meeting the water needs of the city but it is also creating a beautiful place where people want to come to and enjoy.”
“Mexico has serious problems of water contamination and wastage of its water resources,” said Lulka “This type of system where the water is recuperated can work very well in Mexico. It is marvelous.”
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