Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas' mining arm needs an environmental permit to unlock US$37mn in investments for a waste disposal system in Minas Gerais state.
Last year the region accounted for 9%, or 4,400 kt, of total world e-waste. According to GSMA, Latin American and Caribbean governments should improve incentives for recycling and reusing electric and electronic equipment.
The Ciudad Juan Bosch housing development will see its potable water supply guaranteed thanks to the construction of a storage tank.
The works are being carried out at Pantitlán, the most important transfer station of the subway network that connects four lines.
The utility in the southern Brazilian state will install new pipeline in Arroio do Sal and Torres.
According to experts, the fiscal scenario will remain challenging in the coming years, forcing the next administration to look to the private sector for infrastructure investments.