Bolivia's environment and water ministry (MMAyA) has announced a new tender process for the construction of the Carachimayo San Lorenzo-Tarija dam.

Bids for the works will be received until July 13, with reference investment set at 129mn bolivianos (US$19mn).

Works will be carried out over a three-year period in Tarija department. The dam will use water from the Carachimayo river, and have a capacity of 3.30Mm3.

The project will also have an irrigation system covering 924ha and benefiting 256 families in the municipality of San Lorenzo. Agricultural work is the main form of living for most of the community surrounding the dam project.

More details about the project can be found in Spanish here.

 

Source: BNamericas

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