Govt earmarks US$93mn PAC funding for Cuiaba water projects

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brazil's federal government has earmarked 156mn reais (US$93.6mn) under phase II of its growth acceleration plan (PAC) to improve water and sanitation services in Mato Grosso state capital Cuiaba, a spokesperson from the city's water utility, Sanecap, told BNamericas.

A total of 98.9mn reais will go toward building three main sewer systems, which will benefit approximately 39 neighborhoods, the spokesperson said.

Another 10.4mn reais has been allocated to expand the city's water supply system with construction of two water mains.

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Moreover, 40.7mn reais will be used to build pipelines for both water and sewerage services, install 1,250 domestic connections and carry out paving and drainage work.

Finally, 6.21mn reais has been earmarked for the process of relocating families as well as building housing units and community facilities, according to the official.

The projects are being carried out through Brazil's national environmental sanitation department and housing department.