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Colombian department seeks okay for water, infra plan

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Colombian department seeks okay for water, infra plan

Colombia's Atlántico department presented 16 projects that it is planning to finance with the 2019 budget presented to the local assembly.

Each project must be approved separately from the budget itself, which is set at 959bn pesos (US$319mn).

Governor Eduardo Verano said that the legislature has approved 126 such projects during the last three years, according to a local administration release.

The following projects are among those expected to be approved during the final sessions of the year, ending November 30.

Water:

– Palmar de Varela municipal sewer network (20.1bn pesos)

– Coastal aqueduct extension (5.5bn pesos)

– Baranoa-Polonuevo potable water plant expansión (18bn pesos)

– Baranoa wastewater treatment plant (7bn pesos)

– Baranoa municipality sewer network and pumping station (3bn pesos)

Infrastructure:

– Universitario Corridor extension

– Piojó-Azucena-Autopista al Mar road intersection (16bn pesos)

– Construction of the Santa Cruz-Socavones-Pendales road (8.5bn pesos)

– Cari Mental hospital maintenance (9.4bn pesos)

– Infrastructure construction and reconditioning of hospitals in the municipalities of Malambo, Manatí, Campo de la Cruz and Candelari (11bn pesos).

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