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US$400 MILLION AQUEDUCT PROJECT.

The Municipal Water Agency EMPAGUA recently announced that the French company SOGREAH has initiated preliminary investigations to transport water resources in the north-west region of Guatemala to supply the capital city:

The project will consist in collecting the water from the Cuilco River close to the Mexican border and transporting it through the highlands to the capital city by means of a pipeline. It will consist of a 100 kilometer aqueduct which will provide 8,000 liters of water volume per second to Guatemala City and the nearby towns. It will include the construction of tunnels (7.5 mts. diameter), siphons, pumping stations and penstocks; Once completed, the project will be connected to the existent Xaya-Pixcaya water system, which already supplies water to the capital city. This project (estimated cost: US$400 million) should guarantee the water supply through the year 2010. Details: Ing. Carlos Quezada, Gerente, Empresa Municipal de Agua (EMPAGUA), 21 Calle 6-77, Zona 1, Edif. de la Municipalidad, Nivel 3, Centro Civico, 01001 Guatemala. Tel. (502) 332-2508; (502) 253-1711. Fax: (502) 253-1711. U.S. firms may also contact: Sr. Industry Trade Specialist Raul Villagran, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Guatemala. Tel. (502) 331-1541, Ext. 4258. Fax: (502 331-7373.
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Date:May 1, 1999
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