Work to kick off on US$79.5mn Peravia pipeline

- Friday, April 29, 2011

Work to kick off on US$79.5mn Peravia pipeline

The Dominican Republic's national water utility Inapa has signed an agreement with a consortium composed of Spain's Acciona Agua and Abi Karram-Morilla to launch work on a 3bn-peso (US$79.5mn) potable water pipeline in Peravia province.

Work involves repairing and expanding the province's existing mains pipeline, increasing its capacity to 1m3/s.

Water will be channeled from the Valdesia reservoir on the Nizao river through the Valdesia-Santo Domingo pipeline, benefiting 138,000 people in 24 sectors throughout the province, local daily Listin Diario reported Inapa executive director Mariano Germán as saying.

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The project is expected to wrap up in 20 months, and is being financed by a loan from the Spanish government.