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Brazilian government plans legislation to beat titularity Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT is preparing to submit a bill to congress in February designed to overcome the main obstacle to privatisation in the water industry – the question of who has the right to control service concessions.

Sabesp to seek private partner Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

SÃO PAULO state governor Mario Covas is said to be considering the sale of 38% of the state’s 88% ordinary shareholding in Sabesp to a private sector partner.

USA: prospects under Bush Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

It is still too early to know exactly what effect the new administration of President George W. Bush will have on the US water industry, but a clear picture is beginning to emerge.

Water trading a step closer in California Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE BOARD of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) has granted final approval of a new, two-tiered rate structure and regulatory regime which will lay the foundation for a more open, market-based water supply system.

São Francisco finance proposal Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

A BRAZILIAN CONGRESSMAN has proposed in his report to the Special Congressional Commission for the São Francisco water transfer project that part of the finance for the plan should come from the profits of Chesf (Companhia Hidraeletrica do São Francisco).

IADB lends Brazil over $200 million Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE INTERAMERICAN DEVEOPMENT BANK (IADB) has granted Brazil a US$212.5 million credit line for basic sanitation works.

Spain’s Inima seeks three more Brazilian concessions Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

SPAIN’S INIMA is seeking to gain three more, as yet unnamed, city water service concessions in São Paulo state.

AdP to buy control of Prolagos Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

IPE-AGUAS DE PORTUGAL (AdP) is to take a controlling interest in Prolagos, the basic sanitation service concessionaire for the Lake District (Regiao dos Lagos) in the north east of Rio de Janeiro state.

Barra and Jacarepagua winners expected soon Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE WINNERS of Brazil’s Barra de Tijuca outfall and Jacarepagua basic sanitation tenders should be known by the middle of this month according to Alberto Gomes, president of Cedae, Rio de Janeiro’s state water company.

Brazil extends sources of finance for basic sanitation Vol 2, Issue 1 (January 2001)

THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT is to allow private, state and municipally owned water companies to issue bonds on the financial markets for specific projects.