The Acueducto Metropolitano de Bucaramanga (AMB) is now the 5th certified public water utility sanctioned by the Colombian government to approve water and sanitation projects.
In a press release the housing, cities and land ministry (MVCT) said new legislation approved in 2012 had made this delegation of powers to municipal water utilities possible. The ministry said this cuts red tape so that projects can be approved faster.
Previous certified public water utilities were Aguas de Cartagena, Empopasto, Aguas de Manizales and Empresas Públicas de Armenia.
- MVCT – Viceministerio de Agua y Saneamiento
- IRC/Triple-S – Water services that last – Colombia overview