Cuiabá to publish sanitation concession tender

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The municipal gazette of mid-western Brazil's Mato Grosso state capital Cuiabá will publish a tender on Monday (Oct 17) to concession the city's potable water supply and sewerage services, local paper Diário de Cuiabá reported.

The winning contractor will need to assume all the debt of the city's current utility Sanecap, about 200mn reais (US$114mn). In addition, the new concessionaire will need to invest 100mn reais during the first three years of the concession, according to the report.

The city council has decided to form a state water and sewerage service agency (Amaes) which will promote efforts to reach universal water supply coverage by 2014 and universal sewerage service by 2021.

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Sanecap currently provides 99% of the population with potable water supply service and 38% with sewage collection service. About 28% of the collected wastewater is treated.