Brazilian construction company Kammer Construtora will start water and sanitation projects worth 7.86mn reais (US$4.97mn) in Paraná state by the end of June, a spokesperson from state water utility Sanepar told BNamericas.
"Kammer won a tender to carry out three projects in the city of Foz do Iguaçu and signed a contract with us on June 2," the spokesperson said, adding: "Work should start around June 20."
The largest project, set at 6.29mn reais, involves installing 35.8km of sewerage pipelines, 4.7km of interceptor pipelines, and 2,717 building connections in the city's northern area.
The firm will also build a wastewater pumping station and carry out an environmental awareness program. Work should be completed by July 2012.
The second initiative includes building four wastewater outfalls totaling 1.29km for the Ouro Verde, Beira Rio, Jupira and Iate Clube wastewater treatment plants. Budgeted at 1.16mn reais, the project should be wrapped up by January 2012, according to the official.
Finally, in the neighborhood of Três Lagoas, Kammer will build a well, a potable water pumping station, and connections to the region's water main. The work will cost some 415,000 reais and should be completed by December.
The three initiatives will improve Foz do Iguaçu's wastewater collection and treatment rate to 75% from 71.6%, benefiting more than 220,000 residents. Sanepar plans to invest some 35mn reais by 2015 to increase coverage to 87%, the official said.