Federal district plans US$31mn PAC sanitation projects

- Friday, September 23, 2011

Federal district plans US$31mn PAC sanitation projects

Brazil's federal district has submitted four sewerage projects to the federal government that total 58.7mn reais (US$30.9mn) for funding consideration under phase II of the country's national growth acceleration plan (PAC), a spokesperson from water utility Caesb told BNamericas.

The district government submitted projects to health foundation Funasa for sewerage systems in Brazlândia, Santa Maria and Brasília. The three projects are budgeted at 1.9mn reais, 1.75mn reais and 21.9mn reais respectively, the spokesperson said.

In addition, a 33.1mn-real initiative was submitted to the cities ministry for sewerage works in the city of Sobradinho. Of the total, Caesb will provide 7.17mn reais in counterpart funding.

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Once the funding is received it will be transferred to Caesb's projects department and channeled directly into the works, the official said.

The funding was requested under PAC's group III category, which covers municipalities with up to 50,000 residents. A total of 5bn reais has been earmarked for projects in this group, and the results of funding requests are due to be announced on November 4.

Some 1bn reais of the funds are coming from the cities ministry, financed by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) and national development bank BNDES. Funasa will provide 4bn reais in grants.