Sanepar to call US$287mn in sanitation tenders through 2013

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Brazil's Paraná state water utility Sanepar is planning to call 464mn reais (US$287mn) in tenders by 2013 to improve sanitation services, a utility spokesperson told BNamericas.

A total of 128mn reais will be spent to improve potable water supply service in 99 municipalities, while 241mn reais will be invested in sewerage collection and treatment works in 49 municipalities. Another 95mn reais will go toward institutional development.

"Among the main tenders to be called is a 16mn-real project to improve sewerage services in the town of Ivaiporã, which will be launched this month," the spokesperson said.

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Meanwhile, a 10mn-real tender for sewerage service improvement works in Toledo city is scheduled to be called in November.

In 2012, two tenders are expected in the first quarter. One, set at 10mn reais, involves the expansion of the water supply system in the town of Palmeira; while the other, budgeted at 19mn reais, entails work to improve sewerage service in Araucária city, said the official.

Finally, the utility is planning to launch another 10mn-real tender for sewerage service improvements in the city of Guarapuava, the official added.

Works will be funded by the utility's financing agreement with national development bank BNDES, under which the bank is providing 241mn reais for sewerage, 128mn reais for water and 95.4mn reais for institutional development until 2013. Sanepar is applying an additional 69.4mn reais.