Cesan presents US$64mn PAC II sanitation projects to Funasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brazil's Espírito Santo state water company Cesan has submitted 101mn reais (US$63.5mn) in waterworks projects to national health foundation Funasa for group III work under phase II of national growth acceleration plan PAC, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.

"A total of seven sewerage projects and one water supply project were submitted. In addition, five consultancy proposals for the development of studies and basic plans were handed in," the spokesperson said.

In terms of sewerage projects, the town of Conceição da Barra will receive the most investment, at 39.3mn reais.

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The town of Nova Venécia has been allocated 18.5mn reais and the town of Pancas 12.5mn reais. Other work will be carried out in Conceição do Castelo, Vila Pavão, Mantenópolis and Mucurici.

Cesan's plans also include a water supply project for Santa Leopoldina town, set at 1.9mn reais.

The municipalities of Anchieta, Castelo, Conceição da Barra, Ecoporanga and Piúma will receive resources for studies and basic plans, according to the official.

PAC's group III category covers municipalities with up to 50,000 residents. A total of 5bn reais has been earmarked for projects under this group, and the results of funding requests are due to be announced on November 4.

Some 1bn reais of the funds are coming from the cities ministry, financed by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) and national development bank BNDES. Funasa will provide 4bn reais in grants.