EMBASA ANNOUNCES THAT IT WILL INVEST R$6.7 BILLION IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN SANITATION IN THE CITIES OF BAHIA

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Apr 01, 2024

EMBASA, Bahia’s Water and Sanitation Company, will invest R$5.7 billion in the coming years to expand access to treated water and sewage in Bahia. The company says it invested around R$1 billion in 2023. This enabled the addition of 97 thousand water connections and 69 thousand sewage connections throughout the year, in the 368 municipalities where it operates. The company president, Leonardo Góes (photo), explains that “These results, which have a positive impact on the economic and social development of the population, are the result of careful management of expenses and an investment of R$949 million, focused on expanding access and improving our services. Embasa’s good financial health means the ability to raise even more resources, enabling the company to carry out the biggest investment plan in its history over the next five years, with R$6.7 billion already secured.”

The governor Jerônimo Rodrigues highlighted that it is the Government’s priority to guarantee access to water for all Bahians. “Much has already been done, both in the area ofCONSTRUCTIONS water supply and basic sanitation, so that we can guarantee a better quality of life for the people of Bahia. Taking care of people is our goal. We want to further strengthen the water infrastructure in Bahia, and we are working daily to expand these services in the capital and in the interior, also focusing on districts and towns. With this, we are moving further and further to fulfill CANDEIASthe goals of the basic sanitation regulatory framework“, he said.

Embasa allocated R$518.2 million to the area of ​​treated water supply. Among the highlights are: expansion of the integrated water supply system (SIAA) in Paulo Afonso (R$45.4 million), benefiting 138 thousand people; second stage of SIAA by Amélia Rodrigues (R$ 10.9 million), benefiting 69 thousand people; and SIAA Lagoa Real/Ibitira (R$33.1 million), benefiting 17 thousand inhabitants. In terms of sewage, R$409 million were invested in various systems. Among the highlights, two new municipalities had a sewage system implemented: Chorrochó and Jeremoabo. Work is underway in Senhor do Bonfim, Iraquara, Capim Grosso and Ilhéus, among others.

The article is in Portuguese

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