ProInversión, the private investment promotion agency of Peru, has announced that it has received five bids for the concession to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a wastewater treatment system for the Lake Titicaca basin, located in Puno, in the south-east of the country. The concession is due to be awarded in December 2018.
The five bidders are:
Earlier this year, the first three teams submitted Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the project. SA de Obras y Servicios-Copasa and Construcciones Fypasa joined the tender process at the final stage.
The system will consist of ten wastewater treatment plants, require an investment of PEN840 million (~US$250 million) and benefit 1,175,000 Peruvians from the towns linked to the project such as Puno, Juliaca, Ilave, Ayaviri, Juli, Moho, Azángaro, Yunguyo, Huancané and Lampa.
The project will contribute to the reduction of diseases caused by wastewater, will favor the reduction of the pollution of Lake Titicaca and will promote the increase of economic activities such as tourism.