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The government of Argentina's Santa Fe province has launched work on the Norte Santafesino potable water pipeline in departments General Obligado and Vera.
The 119mn-peso (US$27.8mn) project is being carried out by a consortium comprised of Proyección Electroluz, Cocyar and Constructora Pilatti. The same group has also started building the first stage of the province's 117mn-peso Reconquista potable water pipeline.
Work on the Norte Santafesino pipeline is due to take 40 months, according to a release from the province government.
The project aims to benefit 11,138 people in eight towns and falls under Santa Fe's 1.4bn-peso universal potable water access program for 2010-15.
In related news, the Santa Fe government has also begun work on the Aliviador III flood control project in southeastern city Rosario.
The 88mn-peso project is being carried out by a group comprised of firms Obring and Edeca.
First phase work involves building an intake and a 2.3km conduction pipeline on the Ludueña stream, and is due to wrap up in 40 months.
The initiative aims to reduce flooding on Ludueña stream by channeling some of its waters into the nearby Paraná river.
The local government has so far spent over 60mn pesos on flood mitigation projects for the Ludueña stream.