Chile launches tender for US$160mn water reservoir

Chile's Public Works Ministry (MOP) has launched the tender for the construction of the Las Palmas water reservoir, a project that will require an investment of nearly 4mn development units (UF, US$160mn at the current exchange rate).

The technical bids for the project will be opened on November 30, while the economic bids will be disclosed on December 20, according to a notice from the MOP in the government's official bulletin.

The Las Palmas dam project seeks to help secure water supply for irrigation in the Petorca valley during the dry season. The project entails the construction of a new dam for the Las Palmas reservoir, near Petorca in Valparaíso Region (V). The reservoir will have the capacity to store up to 55Mm3 of water from the Petorca River, which will help irrigate 2,859ha of land in Petorca, Cabildo, La Ligua and Papudo municipalities.

The MOP notice can be read here, in Spanish.

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