Quintana Roo to spend US$51mn on waterworks in 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mexico's Quintana Roo state aims to spend 600mn pesos (US$51.3mn) on waterworks during 2011, according to the state's potable water and sanitation authority CAPA.

The state government currently has 480mn pesos available for water projects, of which national water authority Conagua is providing 55% and the state 45%. The government is now looking to obtain the extra funds, CAPA said in a release.

Quintana Roo will carry out more than 75 potable water, sanitation and sewerage projects throughout the state.

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Authorities have allocated 224mn pesos for expanding potable water supply and efficiency, while 246mn pesos will go towards sanitation works, with 9.53mn pesos to be used for expanding sewerage systems.

Another 777,000 pesos have been earmarked to improve drainage, according to the release.