Mexico Earmarks Growth for Private Water
On 28 April 2014 Mexico President announced the National Infrastructure Plan 2014-2018, a sweeping US$594 billion investment roadmap that includes 83 specific water sector projects (US$12.6bn) and an earmark for state water initiatives (US$19.5bn). This represents a doubling of investment compared to the previous plan and signals stronger public support for the sector.
- Wastewater build-out central to private opportunity
- Desalination seeks a larger share but forced to compete with water transfer, reservoir projects
- Mega-projects for water transfer, and smaller, dispersed water treatment tenders invite private participation