Agbar, as the company is known, plans to spend $300 million on a desalination plant and pipelines to towns in the region, according to a filing with Chile’s regulator today.
Barrick Gold Corp., CAP SA and Teck Resources Ltd. are developing developing copper, gold and iron-ore mines in the Atacama, boosting water needs in the area. Agbar operates Aguas Andinas SA in Chile, which provides water to the residents of the capital Santiago.
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