Ministry secures US$39.8mn for water, sanitation works in Risaralda

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Colombia's environment, housing and development ministry (MAVDT) has secured 76bn pesos (US$39.8mn) for water and sanitation improvement projects in western Risaralda department under its departmental water plans, according to a ministry release.

The ministry also approved a 49.9bn-peso strategic annual investment plan, which prioritizes 15 potable water pipeline and sanitation projects in Risaralda worth 13.8bn pesos, said water and sanitation vice-minister Claudia Mora Pineda.

The projects include improving the Cestillal el Diamante potable water system for 1.5bn pesos, the sewerage network in Guática municipality for 1.86bn pesos and the Apía municipal sewerage network for 3.0bn pesos, among others.

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Some 100,000 people in 10 municipalities are expected to benefit from the improvements.