Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province government is due to open bids on December 16 for a tender to expand a potable water system in the city of Ushuaia, priced at 40mn pesos (US$9.3mn).
The previous bid deadline was November 29.
Five companies have already purchased bidding documents for the tender, the province said in a release, without mentioning the companies involved.
Work is slated for completion in 730 days and involves building a potable water treatment plant, an intake on the Pipo river, a pipeline and storage tank.
The initiative will expand potable water service to some 3,000 households in the Río Pipo area.