Pernambuco to begin tender for US$47.6mn water supply project

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brazil's Pernambuco state government, through state water utility Compesa, will start a tender process in July to implement its 75mn-real (US$47.6mn) Sirigi potable water supply system.

The project involves installing 100km of pipeline in total, which will be divided into two phases, the state government said in a release.

Budgeted at 33mn reais, the initial phase is aimed at bringing water to some 22,000 residents in municipalities Buenos Aires and Vicência, the release said.

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The second phase will cover more than 130,000 people in Macaparana, São Vicente Férrer, Machados, Condado, Itaquitinga and Aliança.

The works are expected to be awarded by October and civil construction should kick off by year-end. Work should last about 24 months, according to the release.

The state government is providing 45mn reais for the project, while the remaining 30mn reais will come from the national integration ministry.