Córdoba launches US$113mn canal expansion tender

- Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Córdoba launches US$113mn canal expansion tender

Argentina's Córdoba province government has launched a tender to expand the Los Molinos-Córdoba canal, requiring some US$113mn.

Work involves building an intake to replace existing pipeline where the canal intersects with the Anisacate river, as well as modifying the channel's route and replacing tubing. Two new pumping stations will also be built.

Bids will be opened on July 22 and work should start in September, the local government said in a release. Work will take around 24 months.

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The project aims to secure a short and long-term supply of water for the Bower potable water plant, which serves the southern and south-east sectors of Córdoba city.

Of project's total cost, US$49mn will be provided by the local government via a loan from Latin American development bank CAF. The rest will come from the national government's water resources department.