Catamarca kicks off stage II of Pirquitas-Capital pipeline project

- Thursday, November 17, 2011

Catamarca kicks off stage II of Pirquitas-Capital pipeline project

Argentina's Catamarca province governor Eduardo Brizuela del Moral has signed an agreement to begin construction on the second stage of the Pirquitas-Capital potable water pipeline to serve provincial capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

The project will cost 42mn pesos (US$9.9mn), the province government said in a release.

Work will be carried out by local construction firm Conorvial beginning in early 2012 and will take 24 months to complete, said province water and environment minister Oscar Doering.

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The Pirquitas-Capital project involves building a 10km pipeline to transfer water from the Pirquitas reservoir to the province capital.

Conorvial will be responsible for connecting the pipeline to a potable water plant and secondary distribution networks, as well as building a water tank in Cruz Negra with capacity to store 3,000m3, and another in the north-east of the city with capacity of 1,800m3.