Cities ministry earmarks US$71.4mn for Sanepar water, sanitation projects

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brazil's cities ministry has approved 131mn reais (US$71.4mn) in funding for Paraná state water utility Sanepar to improve potable water and sewerage services throughout the state, a ministry spokesperson told BNamericas.

"A total of 25 sanitation projects worth 99.4mn reais will be carried out in 25 municipalities, and 14 water supply projects valued at 31.5mn reais in 12 municipalities," the spokesperson said.

With 11.4mn reais, the town of Terra Roxa has been allocated the most funding. Works include construction of a wastewater treatment plant and a pumping station with a 4.5l/s capacity as well as the installation of 61.2km of pipeline and 2,600 domestic connections.

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The system will bring the municipality's sewage collection and treatment coverage to 65%.

The town of Centenário do Sul has been assigned 10.1mn reais for sewerage service improvements, while the towns of Salto do Lontra and Bela Vista do Paraíso are receiving 9.0mn reais and 8.7mn reais respectively.

São João do Ivaí will expand its water supply system with 4.4mn reais, the most funding assigned for a potable water project. Works involve building a treatment plant and installing distribution pipeline as well as kicking off operations of an existing well.

Meanwhile, the town of Jacarezinho has been allocated a total 5.9mn reais to carry out two projects, while a 4mn-real project will be carried out in Chopinzinho.

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.