Brazil: World Cup cities need US$3.4bn to provide 100% sanitation coverage

A total of 6.7bn reais (US$3.4bn) is needed to provide 100% sanitation coverage in the 12 Brazilian cities selected to host matches during the 2014 World Cup, according to a study requested by NGO Instituto Trata Brasil (ITB).

The study showed the cities of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), São Paulo, Salvador (Bahia) and Rio de Janeiro have the highest number of people with sewage collection services with 97.1%, 88.5%, 87.8% and 83.7% respectively.

Brasília has 80.2% coverage, Curitiba (Paraná) 79.4% and Fortaleza (Ceará) 54.6%, an ITB release said.

Collection rates below 50% were reported in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Recife (Pernambuco) and Cuiabá (Mato Grosso) with 49.3%, 47.1% and 41.2% respectively. Manaus (Amazonas) and Natal (Rio Grande do Norte) came in with the lowest coverage of 35.0% and 21.3%.

The study was carried out by economic think tank Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Source: BNamericas [subscription site], 07 Jul 2009

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