Cities ministry earmarks US$10mn for Cesan water, sanitation projects

Friday, December 16, 2011

Brazil's cities ministry has approved 18.9mn reais (US$10.3mn) in funding for Espírito Santo state water company Cesan to improve potable water and sanitation in two municipalities, a spokesperson for the ministry told BNamericas.

"A 16.4mn-real sewerage system expansion project will be carried out in the town of Ibatiba as well as a 2.5mn-real project to expand the potable water supply system in the town of Atilio Vivacqua," the spokesperson said.

Work in Ibatiba involves building collector pipelines, sewerage outfalls and pumping stations, and installing building connections.

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In Atilio Vivacqua, work entails the construction of a treatment plant, pumping stations, pipelines and reservoirs as well as installation of building connections.

Basic plans must be submitted to federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF), which will disburse funds for the projects, by January 27 and the deadline to contract works is June 29, the official said.

The cities ministry assigned the funds under the group III category of the national growth acceleration plan (PAC), which covers municipalities with up to 50,000 residents.