Water and Waste: The Week in 10 stories

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Friday, February 9, 2018

CHILE

Chile's public works ministry (MOP) is planning an US$83mn project to widen a section of the Salado river close to Chañaral municipality in the Atacama region (III) to prevent floods and landslides in the area.

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ARGENTINA

La Pampa province was hit by heavy rains that caused severe floods, which forced 8,500 residents to be evacuated.

Santa Fe province is set to open economic bids for the second stage of the Desvio Arijon aqueduct project.

COLOMBIA

The country's comptroller found evidence of corruption in contracts at the Canal del Dique regional autonomous corporation (Cardique) in Bolivar department, which allegedly involves a series of contracts awarded to clean canals and rivers near the city of Cartagena.

PANAMA

FCC Aqualia won a awarded a US$62.6mn consultancy contract to provide technical assistance and consultancy services to Panama's state-run water utility Idaan

PERU

The government is ramping up water investments in Lima's poorest neighborhoods with the aim of guaranteeing 24-hour water services in Lima and other cities.

MEXICO

Cancún's water utility DHC unveiled its investment plans for this year.

Mexico City started works to repair water and sewerage infrastructure damaged during a major earthquake last September.

BRAZIL

The federal government authorized a sanitation project that will benefit 230,000 residents of Minas Gerais state.

Minas Gerais water utility Copasa kicked off a US$81.9mn bond issue.