Río Negro launches tender for US$8mn waterworks

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Argentina's Río Negro province water department has called a tender to carry out potable water works budgeted at 31.7mn pesos (US$7.9mn) in San Antonio Oeste and Las Grutas.

Work consists of building a 12km pipeline, expanding the San Antonio Oeste potable water plant and building a new pumping station. Domestic micro-measurement systems will also be installed.

Once work is complete, the potable water plant will have capacity to supply 320l/d of water per resident, based on an estimated population of 91,570.

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Bids will be presented on April 5 and work is scheduled to wrap up within 12 months once the project is awarded, the provincial government said in a release.

The waterworks will be financed through the province's Proas scheme for water and sanitation projects in small communities, which began in 2009, as well as IDB funds.