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The works include improvements to the city's transportation system, flood prevention and urbanization efforts.
About 70% of the island is said to be supplied with potable water that violates US health standards, according to NBC News
The US$250mn project is currently being tendered, with nine groups interested. While there is no set date for the contract to be awarded, construction is expected to begin by the end of this year.
Companies are interested in preparing studies to build a sewerage system in the Brazilian state.
So far several roads have been closed, while power cuts have affected 4,000 home and another 600 have been damaged.
The move will involve Canal de Isabel II selling all of its subsidiaries and stakes in companies in the region, which are located in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.
The government has quickened its pace on plans to rebuild infrastructure devastated by flooding and landslides, moving to start work on roads, bridges, health posts and schools.
Brazil's drought prevention department Dnocs will soon start a project to build two dams in the state of Paraíba.