MOP begins US$2mn flood control works in Curicó

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.