The city of Mossoró in Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte state has requested 49mn reais (US$27.9mn) in financing from federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) for sanitation works, the technical director of the city's planning department, Renata Pifer, told BNamericas.
"The funding is to cover two initiatives that will take place in the city's B.01 basin area. One is for wastewater channeling and the other for sewer mains construction," Pifer said.
The wastewater channeling work includes construction of a channel to connect an existing wastewater pumping station to its runoff point, a natural lake near Alberto Maranhão avenue in the Cajazeiras neighborhood.
Planned sewerage work entails building system pipelines, a trunk collector, a wastewater pumping station and outfalls. The city's Barrocas wastewater treatment plant will also be expanded to handle the increased flow of wastewater.
The initiatives will immediately benefit 40,200 residents located on the left bank of the Mossoró river, which divides the city, and should serve 64,100 residents over the next 25 years, Pifer said.
A tender date for the two projects will be announced once CEF has approved the funding, according to Pifer.
The sanitation works fall under Brazil's national growth acceleration program (PAC).