|Title||Bolivia pursues water projects|
|Date||2018-12-20 PM 5:52:31||Hit||20|
Bolivia is investing in potable water projects around the country.
Work has begun on construction of a pipeline to link the Misicuni reservoir in Cochabamba department to the southern part of the city of Cochabamba and two nearby municipalities, said Jorge Guamán, head of public works at the Cochabamba regional government.
The first two stages of the works, planned to take 390 days, will cost 92mn bolivianos (US$13mn), with an additional 18.8mn bolivianos budgeted for five potable water tanks, Guamán told state news agency ABI.
The government in March 2017 inaugurated the US$146mn reservoir, which provides 450l/s to the city of Cochabamba in a first phase before eventually ramping up to 3,000l/s.
The 120Mm3 reservoir, which will be fed by the Misicuni, Vizcachas and Putucuni rivers, could be expanded to supply 6,000l/s to Cochabamba's seven municipalities, according to the environment and water ministry.
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