São Bernardo do Campo prepares US$124mn flood control tender

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The government of Brazil's São Bernardo do Campo city in São Paulo state will call a 205mn-real (US$124mn) tender by year-end to control flooding on the Lima and Rua Caraíba rivers near the city's downtown area, a city government spokesperson told BNamericas.

The initiative involves installing a drainage system for the watersheds of the two rivers, including 3,400m of channeling work along Jurubatuba street. A reservoir to store 40,000m3 will also be built.

The work, which covers an area with approximately 400,000 residents, falls under phase II of the country's growth acceleration plan (PAC). Around 45,800 families will be directly benefited, the spokesperson said.

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São Bernardo do Campo is located on the southeastern border of state capital São Paulo. It has approximately 810,000 residents.