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Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul government is planning 9.5mn reais (US$5.98mn) in work to improve potable water supply and sewerage services in rural parts of the southern state.
With funding from federal and state governments, state water utility Sanesul will carry out the work ,which will benefit a total of 14 municipalities, local daily O Globo reported.
Work includes building a potable water distribution system in the town of Itaquiraí.
The utility will also expand sewerage systems in 13 municipalities, the report said.
As of May, 28 municipalities had renewed their concession contracts with Sanesul and the utility was in negotiations with another 12.