Argentina's Entre Ríos province has received four bids for a tender to build the Nordeste wastewater collector in Gualeguaychú, with an official budget of 35mn pesos (US$8.18mn).
Local firm Ernesto Ricardo Hornus placed a bid of 40.4mn pesos and an alternative bid of 38.8mn pesos; José Eleuterio Pitón submitted an offer of 42.8mn pesos; JCR offered 43.1mn pesos; and Hidroconst bid 43.5mn pesos, paper El Argentino reported.
The new sewerage system will have three main stretches running from the city's northern sector through Costanera to the south, where it will connect to a pumping station and wastewater treatment lagoons.
The Nordeste system will help relieve stress on the city's existing sewerage system, which is currently over capacity, according to the report. Work will be funded by the provincial government.