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Puerto Rico launching US$150mn waterworks tenders

Bnamericas Published: Monday, August 08, 2022
Puerto Rico launching US$150mn waterworks tenders

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) is launching launch several tenders to build a package of projects worth US$150mn, news outlet Metro reported. 

PRASA’s executive director Doriel Pagán Crespo announced the projects on Sunday, saying they will benefit 19 municipalities: Arecibo, Camuy, Vega Baja, Jayuya, Vieques, Culebra, Aguada, Isabela, Aguadilla, Rincón, Moca, Juncos, Yabucoa, Humacao, Naguabo, San Lorenzo, Cidra, Luquillo and San Juan.

The projects include finishing construction of the Valenciano water treatment plant and refurbishing works in the supply network in Juncos; designing and building tanks in the east region; and designing and building a sanitary sewage system in Ceiba and Gurabo Abajo. 

The package also includes rehabilitation of the sewage networks in the municipalities of Isabela, Aguadilla, Aguada and Rincón; relocation of the Jesús Cruz Miranda pumping station in Jayuya; and rehabilitation of the sewage systems of Camuy, Arecibo and Vega Baja. 

Pagán Crespo indicated that the projects will be financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, and the state drinkable water fund. 

At least 11 tenders were published on the government website subastas.pr.gov, which will be open for bids mid-September.

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