MAVDT to spend US$840mn on water projects this year

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Colombia's environment, housing and territorial development ministry (MAVDT) has pledged to spend 1.5tn pesos (US$839mn) on its departmental water plans this year, according to environment minister Beatriz Uribe.

"At the end of [President Santos'] four-year government [in 2014], we will have 2.8mn new potable water connections and 4.5mn new sewerage connections," Uribe said in a statement.

So far, Santos' government has spent 92bn pesos on studies and designs for water projects and 613bn pesos' worth of projects have been approved.

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MAVDT plans to spend 5.19tn pesos on water infrastructure by 2014 under its departmental water plans, BNamericas reported previously.