Ministry earmarks US$163mn for pipeline, sewerage repairs

Monday, April 18, 2011

Colombia's environment, housing and territorial development ministry (MAVDT) has earmarked 294bn pesos (US$163mn) to repair potable water pipelines and sewerage in 17 departments that were affected by the recent harsh winter.

Some 204bn pesos will be provided by the national disaster fund, with 90bn pesos coming from the ministry's departmental water plans, the ministry said in a release.

To date, MAVDT has launched works costing 791bn pesos to repair water infrastructure in 26 of the 31 departments included in the ministry's departmental water plans, with pending projects expected to cost 324bn pesos.

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