DESALINATION PLANT  FOR US $ 162 MILLION WAS APPROVED O ALLEVIATE WATER DEFICIT IN THE AREA

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July 31st, 2018 / Source: El Mercurio Valparaíso

It is expected that the plant, financed by the largest private investment fund in Latin America, will be fully operational by 2021.

The Regional Environmental Assessment Commission (CEA) of Valparaiso, headed by the mayor, Jorge Martinez, yesterday unanimously approved the Resolution of Environmental Qualification (RCA) of the Aconcagua Project, a desalination plant that could alleviate part of the impact generated by the water shortage. The structure represents an investment of US $ 162 million and a production capacity of 1,000 litres per second.

The initiative, which will be installed in "Fundo El Carrizo", in the Puchuncavi community, seeks to reduce the deficit of the water resource that affects the Aconcagua river basin, both due to the reduced river flow and the sustained decrease in rainfall in recent years, phenomena that could increase due to climate change. The project belongs to Aguas Pacífico SpA, a company of the Brazilian Patria lnvestments, the largest private investment fund in Latin America, with assets under management for more than US $ 12 billion.

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