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  • Brazil’s PAC for Sanitation

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

    When Brazil’s multifaceted Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) was announced in 2007, it included a segment earmarked for improving infrastructure in provision of drinking water and sanitation services.
    Today the head of the Civil House, Dilma Rousseff, and the Minister of Cities, Márcio Fortes, announced a list of 109 projects […]

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    IDB Help for Sanitation & Waste Management in Manaus / Apoio do BID para Saneamento e Gestão dos Resíduos em Manaus

    Friday, August 8th, 2008

    Temas Observations: Two small points about this loan: (1) this loan comes close on the heels of Fiocruz’s announcement of a major program to assess the environment and health challenges facing Manaus; (2) the loan was made to Amazonas state, not the municipality or the federal government.
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    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil’s Amazonas gets IDB […]

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    Improving Sanitation in Belem / Melhorando Saneamento em Belém

    Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil obtains IDB loan for Belém Sanitation Project
    Bank will finance drainage, water treatment and improve living conditions for 220,000 people in northern Brazil
    The Belém municipality in northern Brazil will obtain US$68.7 million from the Inter-American Development Bank for a sanitation and urban environmental program in Estrada Nova watershed, which is […]

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    Improving the Urban Environment in Goiânia

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$56.7 million for urban environmental program in Brazil
    Funds will support better drainage and land use planning in the Macambira and Anicuns River watersheds
    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of a US$56.7 million loan to the Municipality of Goiânia for an urban environmental program in the Macambira […]

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    Improving Environmental Quality in Porto Alegre

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$83.2 million to support the Integrated Socioenvironmental Program of Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Program will improve quality of life by restoring water quality, expanding sanitation services and upgrading the urban environment
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a US$83.2 million loan to Brazil for the Integrated Socioenvironmental […]

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    More IDB “Infrastructure” Funds with an Environmental Twist / Mas financiamiento del BID para “infraestructura” con dimensiones ambientales / Mais financiamento do BID para “infra-estrutura” com dimensões ambientais

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced more projects that it labels as involving “sustainable” infrastructure. The projects involve the IDB’s new Infrastructure Fund (InfraFund). According to the IDB, the InfraFund
    is targeted to address the urgent infrastructure needs of Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the preparation and development of sustainable infrastructure […]

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