Urban and Sustainable Infrastructure Program - Aracaju City of the Future (NDB-urbanandsustainablein)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Municipality of Aracaju
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Financial Institutions
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 24, 2021
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Municipality of Aracaju
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 84.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 105.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ NDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 23, 2022

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The Municipality of Aracaju (PMA) is located on the east side of the state of Sergipe. Although it is the least populated capital in the northeast region of Brazil, it had a population increase of 45% in the past 20 years, entailing challenges related to inadequate urban infrastructure. In addition, the city is also susceptible to floods affecting areas with low-lying topography, including the Expansion Zone, one of the city's areas affected by the scarcity of basic sanitation, difficulties with stormwater drainage and lack wastewater sewer system.


Contribute to PMA's urban infrastructure to stimulate economic and social development, resulting on an improvement to the the quality of life for the vulnerable population.


The Project comprises the following key components:i) Integrated Sanitation - Implementation of stormwater and wastewater sewer systems at 19 different locations throughout the city with a total length of 60 km.ii) Flood Management - Restoration of water channel network through dredging and resizing at three locations (Poxim River, Medici and Anisio Azevedo Channels), for a total length of 11 km. It also includes the construction of a 19 km open water channel network in the Expansion Zone.iii) Urban Mobility - Replacement of top pavement layer through mill and overlay of five avenues with significant traffic volumes (Pres. Tancredo Neves, Visconde de Maracaju, Maranhao, Melicio Machado and Naufragos)

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