Major international events like the Olympic Games and the soccer World Cup often force host countries to invest heavily to upgrade infrastructure.
To comply with FIFA requirements for the 2014 World Cup, Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte state water utility Caern has drawn up a 216mn-real (US$119mn) sanitation plan for capital Natal
The plan was presented to the federal government by governor Wilma de Faria with the objective of obtaining resources from the country’s growth acceleration plan PAC.
The Caern plan consists of a 98.7mn-real project to provide 100% sanitation coverage to neighborhoods in southern Natal. The so-called San Vale system will involve 60km of sewerage pipelines and will provide services to 56,000 people through 6,788 domestic connections.
A 35.4mn-real budget has been set to replace potable water pipelines with PVC pipes. Another 18.4mn reais will be used to draw up a master plan for the city’s water supply system and to organize the different water supply networks.
In addition, a budget of 11.5mn reais will be used to install 85,000 water meters, enough to cover 100% of the capital.
Another 12.5mn reais will be spent to implement an integrated public service system called Sipsap, while some 39.2mn reais has been set aside to cover the cost of completing works already in progress.
Source: BNamericas.com [subscription site], 22 Sep 2009