Nova Odessa, CEF to sign financing deal for sanitation works

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The city of Nova Odessa in southeastern Brazil's São Paulo state will sign three contracts totaling 6.2mn reais (US$3.64mn) with federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) to improve basic sanitation services, a city hall spokesperson told BNamericas.

"The agreements are due to be signed on Friday [Sep 16]," the spokesperson said.

The first contract, valued at 4.39mn reais, will be used to build 24km of sewerage pipeline in rural neighborhoods throughout the western region of the city. The network will link with trunk collectors on the Recanto and Palmital rivers to transport wastewater to the Quilombo wastewater treatment plant.

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The second, budgeted at 1.33mn reais, entails developing plans to manage solid waste in Nova Odessa along with partnering municipalities Sumaré, Monte Mor, Hortolândia, Americana, Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Capivari and Elias Fausto.

Finally, a 550,000-real contract will be signed to finance an executive project aimed at obtaining untreated water from the Palmital river basin. The initiative includes flood prevention works as well as potable water systems.

Once the contracts are signed and CEF grants final approval, a bid for works will be prepared. Tenders are due to be launched this year, the spokesperson said.