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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.
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.