Mexico's southeastern Veracruz state governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa has opened new retaining walls and sewerage pipelines along the Tajalate river in city San Andrés Tuxtla.
The project required some 40mn pesos (US$3.4mn), local daily La Crónica de Hoy reported.
During the inauguration, Duarte de Ochoa launched work on the project's fourth phase, budgeted at 25mn pesos. This phase involves installing an additional 800km of pipelines along the river and building a retaining wall.
The initiative falls under the local government's Adelante development program.