Ocotal (Nicaragua)

The twinning between Wiesbaden and Ocotal was confirmed on May 16th, 1990, with the goal of improving quality of life for the people of Ocotal.

In 1985, the twinning association Nueva Nicaragua e.V. proposed a twinning with the Nicaraguan town Ocotal. Wiesbaden’s city hall approved the twinning that same year, and a twinning charter was signed in Wiesbaden in 1990. The expressed goal of the twinning is to permanently improve living conditions for the residents of Ocotal.

Since the inception of the twinning, the state capital Wiesbaden has contributed funds and know-how to a number of its twin town’s social and humanitarian projects. Particularly noteworthy are immediate aid efforts after the destruction caused by hurricane Mitch in 1998, and a waste water project conducted from 1995 to 2003 in cooperation with Darmstadt municipal works and financed by EU grants.