Pernambuco receives flood control funding

Friday, December 5, 2014

Brazil's cities ministry has released approximately 32mn reais (US$12.3mn) in funding for a flood control and urbanization initiative in Pernambuco state's Jaboatão dos Guararapes city

The funding will go toward the city's Olho D'água lake project. Works are being carried out by local engineering companies Diagonal and Projetec, in partnership with Jaboatão dos Guararapes city hall, according to a state government release.

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Some 18mn reais will go toward road drainage and pavement works near the Setúbal channel and about 14mn reais will be used to adapt a 1.7km segment of the Olho D'água channel so that less flooding occurs. A 2.8km bike path will also be built, the release said.

The initiative falls under the federal government's Saneamento Para Todos (sanitation for all) program. Local plans were developed by Pernambuco's housing company Cehab.

Jaboatão dos Guararapes has a population of approximately 681,000 and is 18km south of state capital Recife.