Codelco is seeking partners to develop its lithium assets in the Maricunga and Pedernales salt flats.
Amnesty International claims in a report that the canal project violates a series of human rights.
The bill to create the fund was approved by the finance committee of the upper house of congress. The public works ministry hopes to have the overall bill passed this month.
The water utility is being accused of providing inaccurate information regarding the state of the network, and of not following instructions from the regulator.
The Viracopos airport concessionaire has a debt of around US$800mn with several banks, according to local daily O Estado de S. Paulo.
The US$160mn reservoir for the Valparaíso (V) Region is one of three water storage structures that will be tendered this semester, as the government speeds up its public works agenda on its last year.
The public works minister argued that the comptroller, who recommended voiding the tender, does not have "unlimited powers to do and say whatever it wants." Meanwhile, a court rejected a separate accusation against the project's evaluation committee.