The week's headlines included tender announcements, stories on corruption probes and delays at large infrastructure projects.
Authorities highlight that investment in infrastructure in this sector has exceeded US$1.7bn.
The initiative will provide water and sewerage services to 100% of the inhabitants in the city of Santa Marta. The previous aqueduct operator was forced to give back control following a court ruling and massive protests over poor service.
The official budget for the project is US$91mn and works will be done to convert a 30km stretch of national road Ruta 33 into a highway as part of a larger road improvement program.
The Asian country's international trade agency signed a cooperation agreement with the Mexican authorities to share knowledge and best practices.
The tender winners will prepare concessions in the states of Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Norte, and Acre.
Approximately 34mn of residents are not connected to a potable water supply system and as many as 100mn do not have sewage collection services.