Cuiabá planning US$56mn wastewater management works

Friday, October 7, 2011

Midwestern Brazil's Mato Grosso state capital Cuiabá is planning 99mn reais (US$55.8mn) in work to improve municipal wastewater collection and treatment services, a city government spokesperson told BNamericas.

"The projects, which have just been approved by the cities ministry, involve implementing sanitation systems in sub-basins 14, 17, and 21," the spokesperson said.

Plans entail building wastewater pumping stations, collector pipelines, outfalls, sewer main connections and a wastewater treatment plant.

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The wastewater treatment plant will be built in sub-basin 21. This area has been allocated the most funds, with 45mn reais.

"As for sub-basins 14 and 17, we are planning to invest 29mn reais and 25mn reais respectively," the official added.

The initiatives fall under phase II of the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC). Financing is being provided by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).


Cuiabá is expected to launch a 350mn-real tender soon for the concession to provide the city's potable water and sewerage services. While no official launch date has been announced, the process should be wrapped up by year-end, according to local press reports.

Water and sanitation services in Cuiabá are currently provided by state water utility Sanecap.