Accession Number : ADA237668


Title :   Initial Assessment, Nation Assistance Opportunities, Sula Valley, Honduras Central America


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SOUTH ATLANTIC MOBILE AL MILITARY PLANNING BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Chatelain, Donald J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a237668.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 64


Abstract : Flooding in the Sula Valley in November and December 1990 prompted the U.S. Embassy to request SOUTHCOM to provide assistance in flood control and emergency operations. SOUTHCOM, through the MILGP in Honduras, sponsored the Mobile District, Corps of Engineers, to complete this initial assessment. Our findings are that a SOUTHCOM-USACE partnership with the Government of Honduras (GOH) is both welcomed and needed. Such a partnership would greatly enhance the economic development of Honduras during a transition period of the positive actions underway. Because of our limited understanding of the evolving institutional changes in Honduras, the entities of the GOH which would play an active role in that partnership will have to be established as time progresses. The Corps role in this partnership would not be to plan, design and construct; but rather to assist and advise the Honduras government in reaching their ultimate goal. The types of assistance which are especially appropriate in the water resources area are: overall technical assistance in the water resources development of the Sula Valley; the development of an emergency management program for Honduras; and the installation of a flood warning system for the Sula Valley.


Descriptors :   *CIVIL AFFAIRS , *FLOODING , *FLOOD CONTROL , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , TRANSITIONS , FLOODS , HONDURAS , WARNING SYSTEMS , CENTRAL AMERICA , ECONOMICS , EMERGENCIES , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE