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The US$51mn project involves building coastal defenses across a 7.7km section of the northern Colombian city's sea border in order to contain the rise in sea levels.
While the investment required for the plant amounts to US$400mn, the US$1mn studies are being financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Cabei).
Proceeds will be invested in a PPP with northeast Brazil's Pernambuco state water utility Compesa.
The strategy will also serve to face the effects of the dry season in aqueducts located in Veraguas province.
The state-run bank is the main player in terms of financing for the country's sanitation sector.