Govt calls tender for US$297mn Chaco pipeline system

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The government of Argentina has called a tender to build the US$297mn Lavalle-Juan José Castelli potable water pipeline in Chaco province.

The project includes building an intake on the Bermejo river in Puerto Lavalle, a 62km pipeline reaching Juan José Castelli and a potable water plant in the same town, as well as pumping stations, distribution networks and reserve cisterns.

Bids must be submitted to provincial water authority APA by April 8.

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Work is due to wrap up in 30 months, according to information released by IDB, which is partially financing the project through the central government's Norte Grande provincial development program.

The program, which aims to combat poverty and inequality through infrastructure investments, has already received US$2.5bn from IDB to cover sanitation, transport, energy and competitiveness.

For more information on the bidding process, go to this link