LIMA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- The Andean Community (CAN) has launched four border development projects with the help of the European Union (EU), its general secretariat said here Wednesday.
The main goal of the projects is to boost border integration and improve the living conditions of border residents by improving human and sustainable development, it said.
The CAN, a sub-regional trade bloc in Latin America, has received 2.74 million euros (3.5 million U.S. dollars) in assistance from the EU, according to the secretariat.
One of the four projects is designed to boost agriculture production and food security through the rational use of the water in Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake along the border between Bolivia and Peru.
The project along the Ecuador-Peru border aims to improve the quality of education among several indigenous groups such as the Kichwa, Shuar and Awajun.
Another project seeks to build water treatment plants and strengthen the capacity of community along the Colombia-Ecuador border, while the fourth one is to promote small-scale fish production along the Colombia- Peru border.