Brazil's Espírito Santo state water company Cesan has launched the bidding process to hire a company to build a reservoir with a 6,000m3 capacity at Serra city, Cesan countryside operational director Carlos Fernando Martinelli told BNamericas.
Construction of the reservoir is budgeted at 3.2mn reais (US$2mn). Cesan will contribute 20% from its own resources and federal bank Caixa Econômica Federal will provide the remainder. The project is part of the federal government's growth acceleration plan PAC.
According to Martinelli, 35,000 people will benefit from the new reservoir. "We have a huge water supply problem in this region, especially in summer time. We have been carrying out a huge project in the area, which started with the construction of the new water treatment plant. We built new pipelines as well, and the reservoir is the last part of the process to guarantee water supply to the population," the director said.
Works on the water supply system in Serra started in December 2005 and so far Cesan has spent 20mn reais, Martinelli said.
Bidding rules are available at the Cesan website. Proposals will be opened on September 1 at Cesan headquarters.
Cesan will award the project to the company that presents the lowest bid.
The deadline to carry out works will be eight months.