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The Municipality of Pará de Minas, located in Minas Gerais state (Brazil), has launched a concession relative to the water supply and the sanitation services in the city.
The concession involves the collection, removal, treatment and disposal of sewage. It also involves the operation and maintenance of production and distribution systems of drinking water. The concession period is 30 years.
Brazil's Minas Gerais state water utility, COPASA, has been providing those services, but disagreements with the city in recent years made impossible to COPASA to continue rendering these services.
Interested parties must submit their proposals on 29th of September.
There are several water & waste projects in tender stage in Brazil. In mid August the town of Penha in the state of Santa Catarina issued a tender process for a water & wastewater concession. Two weeks earlier the city of Sumaré (São Paulo) launched a tender process for a concession relative to the water supply and sanitation services of the city and two firms submitted proposals for a concession to manage municipal solid waste in the city of Salto (São Paulo).