Santos opens US$6.2mn Sincelejo waterworks

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Colombia's President Juan Manual Santos has inaugurated improvements to the potable water system for districts 8 and 9 in Sucre department capital Sincelejo.

The project required an investment of 11.3bn pesos (US$6.2mn), the environment, housing and territorial development (MAVDT), said in a release.

Work involved building a new deep well and a 2,000m3 storage tank, as well as installation of a 6km pipeline.

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The government provided 7.39mn pesos for the project through the national royalty fund (FNR), while the city government and concessionaire Aguas de la Sabana contributed 3.1mn pesos and 840mn pesos respectively.

The project is part of an overall plan to improve Sincelejo's potable water system, which in total will cost some 24.2bn pesos.