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La Paz ups estimate of mudslide cost to US$93mn (Bolivia)
2011-03-16

Bolivia's La Paz mayor Luis Revilla has said it will cost some US$93mn to repair both public and private infrastructure damaged by the mudslide that struck the capital on February 27.

The amount nearly doubles the estimate arrived at by authorities last week, which was US$50mn.

The damage to paved roads, sidewalks, pipelines, retaining walls and other public infrastructure totals around US$22mn, state news agency ABI reported.

Water infrastructure was also damaged, with local utility Epsas forced to suspend service to 80,000 residents following the disaster.

State hydrocarbons company YPFB's transport arm YPFB Transporte plans to begin installing an alternative potable water pipeline to serve 41 neighborhoods in March. Epsas expects work to wrap up within 30 days.

The landslide destroyed or damaged more than 1,500 houses and left around 800 people homeless.


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