MOP begins US$2mn flood control works in Curicó

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chile's public works ministry's (MOP) waterworks division DOH has begun work on the Trapiche de Curicó storm drain system in south-central region VII.

The regional government is financing the project, which will cost some 1.07bn pesos (US$2.23mn), the regional MOP office reported on its website.

Work, which includes installing a 1.38km collector and secondary pipeline totaling 622m, is expected to be completed in November.

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The project is aimed at controlling flooding at six critical points in the southwestern part of Curicó city.