Colombia will spend US$2bn on potable water initiatives as part of the country’s anti-crisis investment plan, President Álvaro Uribe told BNamericas. The investment will cover potable water treatment, expansion, improvement and maintenance initiatives. Works will generate jobs, combating the effects of the global financial crisis, and improve quality of life for Colombians, Uribe said. [T]he anti-crisis plan [also] includes housing development projects and the installation of their respective potable water and sanitation networks.
Source: Eva Medalla, BNamericas [subscription site], 28 Jan 2009