BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Water and Waste news in Latin America.
The new consulting consortiums are in line to carry out concession planning works in the states of Pernambuco and Sergipe.
Projects in the areas of highways, schools, bridges and potable water infrastructure are among those in 2017-21 plan, the central government says.
Plans for the construction of a biodigestion and an incineration plant to process the solid waste produced in Mexico's capital city were announced by the local government last year.
The intervention of the national government in the corruption-plagued department could finally give the region the infrastructure and governance push it so desperately needs.
The Mexican state earmarks more than US$52mn of the total for under-construction line No. 3 of capital Monterrey's metro system.
Brazil is getting ready to tender 17 state waterworks concessions over the next year or so, and Rio de Janeiro state could turn out to be the most attractive in terms of opportunities.
Bolivia, which is recovering from a severe drought, is advancing plans for a build-out of its water and wastewater-management infrastructure.