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Brazilian water utility submits waterworks under growth acceleration plan

4 December 2012

Brazil state water utility Cesan has proposed works to improve water supply in the state of Espírito Santo

The state water utility of Brazil's Espírito Santo, Companhia Espírito Santense de Saneamento (Cesan), has submitted waterworks plans worth BRL226m ($106m) to be considered under the country's growth acceleration plan, Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (PAC).

PAC is a major infrastructure programme of the Brazilian federal government.

As per the proposal, a total of BRL165m ($77.85m) has been suggested for works related to water supply projects and BRL60.7m (28.64m) has been earmarked for works related to sewerage initiatives, according to BNamericas.com.

Under the proposed budget for water supply projects, Cesan has recommended BRL81m ($38.2m) of water-related works to be carried out in the city of Cariacica.

Of the BRL81m ($38.2m) allocated for Cariacica, the authority has plans to spend BRL50m ($23.5m) to improve the city's Água de Vale Esperança water supply system, while the remaining amount will be spent on waterworks in the Morro do Pico region.

For the improvement of the Água de Vale Esperança water supply system, the authority will install 81.5km of water pipeline ranging between 50mm to 800mm in width and also perform all the related works.

About BRL30.5m ($14.3m) has been suggested to carry out installation of 51.9km of water pipelines with width ranging between 50mm to 400mm in the Morro do Pico region, and to execute complementary works.

In the proposal, Cesan also recommended that of the BRL165m ($77.85m) meant for the water supply projects, BRL68m ($32m) will be used for the state capital Vitória and BRL26.6m ($12.5m) for the city of Serra.

The water utility will spend BRL60.7m ($28.64m) for sewerage works in the city of Vila Velha and execute all the three projects, including expansion of a sanitation system in the city's Retiro do Congo and Ponta da Fruta locality.

Funds for the projects are expected to come from federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).


Image: Brazil state water utility Cesan has proposed works to improve water supply in the state of Espírito Santo. Photo: Tysto