The government of Brazil's São Bernardo do Campo city in São Paulo state is planning a 35.3mn-real (US$21.2mn) flood control project for the Capuava river, a spokesperson told BNamericas.
"The work has been approved under phase II of the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC) and we are currently awaiting funds to launch a tender later this year," the spokesperson said.
The project involves channeling a stretch of the Capuava that meets the Ribeirão dos Meninos river and further channeling work near the Demarchi reservoir.
Work will be managed by the municipal government's urban services department.
The improvements will directly benefit 7,725 families, according to the official.
São Bernardo do Campo is located on the southeastern border of state capital São Paulo. It has approximately 810,000 residents.