Miduvi to spend US$80mn on water, sanitation, urban development projects

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ecuador's housing and urban development ministry (Miduvi) is drawing up a US$79.6mn investment plan for this year to improve access to housing and sanitation, a ministry communications official told BNamericas.

The funding will be distributed between the ministry's potable water, sanitation and waste management and housing departments, the official said.

Water projects will include supporting the expansion of access to potable water and sewerage in the country's main cities as well as in rural areas.

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The ministry will also support municipal waste management programs, co-financing projects such as the construction of landfills and treatment plants.

The exact distribution of the budget and its disbursal schedule is expected to be announced by housing and urban development minister Walter Solis in March at the latest. Tenders related to the projects will be announced shortly afterwards, according to the official.