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Brazil's Espírito Santo state water company Cesan is planning to invest 71.2mn reais (US$45.3mn) in 2011 to improve water supply in the southeastern state, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.
"The cities to receive the most work are Guarapari and state capital Vitória, which have been allotted 11.6mn reais and 10.4mn reais respectively," the spokesperson said.
In Guarapari, 9.8mn reais has been earmarked for work to expand and update the main water supply system, while 1.8mn reais will go toward work on the Araquém reservoir.
In Vitória, 7.5mn reais will be dedicated to expanding the city's water reserve system to include the construction of a reservoir in the Goiabeiras neighborhood.
Cesan will also spend 1.6mn reais to redirect the Ponte da Passagem water main and 1.3mn reais to install new pipelines and pumping stations for the city's water supply system.
The main projects will be performed in thirteen municipalities, with minor work in other locations, according to the official.
Besides Guarapari and Vitória, the company will perform work in Cariacica, Fundão, Serra, Castelo, Atílio Vivácqua, Ibatiba, São Gabriel da Palha, Santa Teresa, Iúna, Viana, and Vila Velha.