ASP to begin US$120mn wastewater treatment project

Friday, January 14, 2011

Honduran private water utility Aguas de San Pedro (ASP) is looking to finance a project to build three wastewater treatment plants, local paper Tiempo reported.

The project will require an investment of US$120mn, excluding the purchase of land. ASP's concession contract with the municipal government of San Pedro Sula, capital of Cortes department, calls for the city to provide land for the projects.

The city government has some US$23mn available from the canon paid it by ASP to purchase lands for the plants, two of which are to be built in the Chotepe and Cofradia districts, with another near the Ramon Villeda Morales international airport.

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ASP officials have traveled to Rome to seek financing for the project, the paper said, without specifying the potential investors.

The project aims to treat effluents before they are deposited in the Chamelecon river, which is currently contaminated with untreated wastewater.