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The head of Goiás state water utility admitted that the firm would have to double that investment in order to achieve full water services coverage.
With the plant, the factory became Volkswagen's first premium car manufacturing site to obtain zero liquid discharge certification.
The politicians submitted a letter to the president-elect at a meeting in Brasilia this week, listing the priorities of their state administrations in an attempt to find points of convergence with the incoming federal government.
Some US$2.5bn would be earmarked for the water authority.
The proposal presented to the city council was motivated by service cuts in early November.
The Bolívar state company said no major upgrades have been made to the aqueduct system of Puerto Ordaz since 2013.
Another retired general, who is expected to fill the position, has now being included into the president-elect's transition team.