Essap to complete work on US$6.3mn Asunción plant in June

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Paraguayan state water utility Essap plans to wrap up work in June on a new 30bn-guaraní (US$6.3mn) potable water plant at its Viñas Cue facility serving the Asunción metropolitan area.

The new plant will have production capacity of 72,000m3/d, and is being built by local group Consorcio Viñas Cue.

The project was scheduled for completion by end- 2010, but was put on hold due to a lack of equipment such as steel rods, cement, and piping, local daily ABC Digital reported Essap president Emiliano Insfrán as saying.

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Essap has recently received complaints from Asunción residents receiving cloudy water, according to the report.