Govt earmarks US$47mn for Paraíba water, sanitation

Monday, December 12, 2011

Brazil's federal government has earmarked 84.8mn reais (US$46.7mn) for potable water and sanitation projects in the northeastern state of Paraíba.

The work is aimed at expanding water supply and basic sanitation services in 12 municipalities, according to a state government release.

A 5.37mn-real water supply project will be carried out in Queimadas, while the remaining 11 projects entail sewerage service improvements.

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São Bento is receiving the largest investment, with 14mn reais, while Belém do Brejo do Cruz has been allocated 10mn reais.

The municipalities of Coremas, São José de Piranhas, Serra Branca, and Taperoá follow with 8mn reais each, the release said.

The initiatives fall under the national government's Água para Todos (water for all) program and the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC).