Municipality of Belém (Brazil)
The Estrada Nova Basin Sanitation Program, as its name implies, is the municipal sanitation program, with the objective of contributing to solve the socio-environmental problems that affect the inhabitants of the Estrada Nova de Belém Hydrographic Basin. It is a program of works and actions with public resources from the Municipality of Belém and partially financed by the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB.
Of the thirteen watersheds in Belém, the Estrada Nova Basin is considered to be one of the five most critical basins, where frequent flooding floods over 35% of the area. It is also the most populated, with about 220,000 inhabitants (2005 Census). Five thousand (5,000) families are located in the flood areas mentioned above.
Given the situation of precarious sanitation, where wastewater and waste are thrown directly into the channels and electricity and drinking water services are equally deficient, the Municipality of Belém has been trying to face this reality to counter this scenario through the continuity of works of the Sanitation Program for the Estrada Nova Basin - PROMABEN.
To develop the sanitation of this Basin, the City Hall divided the area into 4 Sub-Basins, with PROMABEN being responsible for the execution of the works of Sub-Basin 1, through financing from the Inter-American Development Bank, the IDB. The works are at an advanced stage, with the first stretch of road already delivered, as well as Rua dos Caripunas. Both open spaces were replaced by reinforced concrete staves.See more