Large lenders support the Andean nation's plan to supply water to 100% of the population by 2025.
The public works ministry is seeking usage rights for subterranean waters at the drought stricken Petorca province, in order to benefit rural users.
River management agency ACUMAR will come under the control of the public works ministry and see its 2019 budget slashed to US$21mn.
The federal government approved a US$49mn loan from Kuwait's economic development fund for Córdoba province.
The water utility of Brazil's Paraná state invests nearly US$4mn to expand coverage throughout the locality.
A Chilean lawmaker submitted a bill to obtain government funds for studies on hydrological stress in an area with significant mining activity.