The head of the electoral council said that a second round between ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and former banker Guillermo Lasso is all but assured.
San Juan inks deal with Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development as authorities prepare to start construction of the US$200mn project around the middle of the year following a tendering process.
The project is part of the federal government's national water and sewerage infrastructure plan.
A team from Mexico's national polytechnic institute is working to help ensure the under-construction airport meets sustainability goals that were established during the project's design phase.
Lenin Moreno, the protégé of leftist President Rafael Correa, seeks to avoid a run-off.
467,000ha were burned during the 20-day emergency.
Details regarding the special purpose vehicle that Suez and IFC have committed to invest in are still in the process of negotiation, a Suez spokesperson told BNamericas.
The operator will have to return control of the water supply network to Santa Marta city along with the information it has about users.
According to the state government, the recently approved reform to the local constitution regarding the provision of water services does not imply the participation of the private sector.