Casan to invest US$76mn in Florianópolis sewerage works

Friday, September 2, 2011

Brazil's Santa Catarina state utility Casan plans to invest 125mn reais (US$76.3mn) in state capital Florianópolis over the next three years to improve the city's sewerage services, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

"The Ingleses neighborhood will receive the most funds with 24.4mn reais, followed by Pântano do Sul, Lagoa da Conceição and Ribeirão da Ilha with 19.5mn, 18.6mn and 14.6mn reais respectively," the spokesperson said.

The neighborhoods of Saco Grande, Monte Verde and João Paulo have been allocated 21.2mn reais and basins D and F of the city's Insular sewerage system will receive 25.7mn reais.

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The works are part of an overall financing package signed last year with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which totaled 395mn reais.

Over the next three years, Casan aims to raise sewerage service coverage in the 197 municipalities it serves to 45% from 17%, according to the official.

Coverage in Florianópolis is currently at 55.2%.