Argentina's Santa Fe province government has received four bids for a tender to build a pumping station in Santa Fe city, with an official budget of 24.3mn pesos (US$5.8mn).
Ponce Construcciones offered the lowest bid of 30.8mn pesos (US$7.3mn), while a group composed of firms Mundo Construcciones and Coemyc bid 35.6mn pesos, Milicia offered 35.9mn pesos, and a group comprised of Cocyar and Constructora Pilatti bid 37.5mn pesos.
The pumping station will be built in Centenario neighborhood in the south of the local capital city. Work involves building a reservoir system, a pumping station with a conduction line to the Santa Fe stream and repairing the Taca canal.
The project aims to control rising waters on the Salado river, which floods sectors including Santa Fe districts Centenario, Chalet, San Lorenzo and San Jerónimo, among others.