• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersBrazil
  • Founded1967

Companhia Espirito Santense de Saneamento (CESAN)

Cesan was born out of the need to meet the growing demand for services that were in the hands of the Department of Water and Sewage (DAE) in the 1960s. Being an autarchy, the AED had limitations to diversify and specialize its activities and could not respond with agility to the demands of a growing population. Among the difficulties was access to a new source of funds that came with the creation of the National Housing Bank (BNH), whose function was to capitalize and distribute funds from the FGTS, specifically for sanitation purposes. The BNH required strict guarantees to grant financing, such as the reformulation of state agencies, in order to comply with the implementation of the National Sanitation Plan (Planasa). The creation of the mixed economy company met the guarantees established by the BNH, the goals of Planasa and the demand of the population of Espírito Santo for ever better services of water supply and sewage treatment.
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Company Offices

  • Brazil (headquarters)
  • Vila Velha