Paraguay to launch wastewater treatment plant tender

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Paraguay's public works ministry (MOPC) will launch an international tender to build a wastewater treatment plant along the Yukyry stream in October.

The government plans to spend US$60mn from sovereign bond proceeds to finance the project, which is part of the Ypacaraí lake recovery plan, of which the Yukyry stream is the main tributary.

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MOPC has allocated US$250mn to expanding sewerage services and building wastewater treatment plants in the Ypacaraí lake basin. Sewage from over 500,000 residents in Asunción's metropolitan area is directly discharged into the lake.