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Colombia's Cartagena de Indias municipal government is drawing up plans to expand the city's potable water services with an estimated budget of some 187bn pesos (US$100mn).
Works will be carried out by local water utility Aguas de Cartagena (Acuacar) and include building a US$40mn potable water treatment plant in Albornoz, which will provide the city with 80,000m3/d of water.
The initiative also includes plans to build a 40,000m3 reservoir for the city, located in Bolívar department.
Bolívar department will provide US$48mn of the total cost, the private sector US$25mn, and the environment ministry some US$25mn, paper El Universal reported.
The project will benefit the Mamonal and Barú sectors of the city, along with towns Arroz Barato, Puerta de Hierro and Villa Hermosa.