Madero to invest US$24mn in public works this year

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mexico's Madero city government in Tamaulipas state plans to spend some 277mn pesos (US$23.6mn) on public works this year, local daily Milenio reported.

Most of the investment will be earmarked for drainage and lake cleanup projects, according to the city's public works director, José Manuel López.

Projects include building the Chipús storm drain in the northern part of the city, requiring 111mn pesos, the Nuevo Amanecer storm drain, worth 71.6mn pesos, and another drain between Madero and Tampico city, requiring 54mn pesos.

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The city also plans to spend 12.3mn pesos to carry out paving works and improve education, hydraulic, electrical and sports infrastructure.