The project budget is US$20mn and it entails the construction of a 10.6km aqueduct and complementary works.
Federal prosecutors have ruled against last week's suspension of the integration ministry's bidding process for the US$163mn waterworks project.
Although the contract to build the controversial Monterrey VI aqueduct project was officially canceled this weekend, plans to supply water to the capital of Nuevo León state from Mexico's Pánuco river are still afloat, according to a report.
Minister of defense Luis Villegas said that the most urgent projects in the landslide-devastated city will begin next week. So far US$11mn has been donated for reconstruction efforts.
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.
A bill in congress with potential for creating market uncertainty was the reason that made the Innovation Network Corporation desist from selling its 50% stake in the water utility group, according to sources.
With an invitation from the Mexican government, a special rapporteur from the UN will visit the country next month to conduct an exhaustive evaluation.