Irrigation and potable water projects are a priority for the Bolivian government as the country attempts to store up water ahead of the 2019 dry season.
The private water utility is planning to invest some US$220mn in water and sewerage services over the next five years.
The potential minister, General Joaquim Brandão, currently serves as advisor for the security cabinet.
Santa Fe and Córdoba provinces set up a technical round table to analyze the financing and planning for the bi-provincial aqueduct.
The facility is being built in Gracias, the capital of Lempira department.
The José "Pepe" Fierro plant is reportedly around 18% complete.