Compesa to receive US$43mn for water, sanitation works

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brazil's Pernambuco state water utility Compesa will receive 80.9mn reais (US$42.8mn) in funding from the federal government to increase potable water supply and sewerage services in the northeastern state, a spokesperson for the cities ministry told BNamericas.

"A total of four wastewater projects valued at 72mn reais and two water supply projects valued at 8.9mn reais are planned," the spokesperson said.

Tacaratu will carry out a 27mn-real initiative to expand the Caraibeiras sewerage system. Work includes building three pumping stations, 39.3km of pipeline, 2,314 building connections and a wastewater treatment plant.

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The towns of Venturosa, Tacaratu and Itapetim have been allocated 24.2mn reais, 12.3mn reais, and 8.6mn reais respectively for other sewerage works.

Afogados will receive 5.7mn reais to expand its water supply system, and the town of Aliança will receive 3.2mn reais, the spokesperson 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.