Brazil to Bolster Water &Waste Regulator Amid Strong Sector Growth

The Brazilian government kicked off a process to hire 40 employees to reinforce the country’s water and waste sector regulator Agência Nacional de Águas e SaneamentoBásico(ANA).

The agency will hold nationwide tests on April 28 to select the candidates that will be contracted, ANA said in a statement.

The reinforcement of ANA comes amid a growing number of new players in the sector, which is the result of regulations approved in mid-2020 that facilitated the entry of private firms into a sector previously dominated by state-owned companies.

The current regulations require that cities reach full water and sewage coverage by 2033 or risk losing access to federal funding.

ANA is the agency responsible for assessing whether the targets are being met.

Source: bn Americas

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