Politics disruptive to Puerto Rican aqueduct project

Barlas, Stephen
August 1997
Underground Construction;Aug97, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p12
Trade Publication
Presents information about the issue concerning the aqueduct under construction in Puerto Rico. Reason for halting the project; Area covered by the project of the joint venture between Thames Water Company and Dick Corporation; Advantages of the approval of the legislative measure on by Governor Pedro Rosello.


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