The government of Côte d'Ivoire has recently commissioned a drinking water plant in the town of Tiassalé, 123 km north of Abidjan. The new plant, whose construction required an investment of more than 4.5 billion CFA francs (nearly 7 million euros), will strengthen the drinking water supply of three towns.
It is one of the spin-offs of the ambitious Water for All Programme in Côte d’Ivoire. A drinking water plant is now operational in Tiassalé, a town located 123 km north of the Ivorian economic capital Abidjan. The new station was recently received by the Minister of Hydraulics Laurent Tchagba.
The new facility operates with a water intake installed in the Bandama River, which runs through the Ivory Coast from north to south. The pumped water is treated by drinking water treatment plants capable of handling 12,000 m3 of water per day. The drinking water is intended to supply the towns of N’Douci, N’Zianouan and Tiassalé. The construction of the drinking water plant required an investment of 4.5 billion CFA francs (about 7 million euros).
The drinking water project financed by the World Bank will also enable the construction of a pressure pipe to supply the N’Douci water tower. Also in this town of nearly 60,000 inhabitants, the Ivorian government is planning to build a new water tower with a capacity of 1,000 m3.
As for the city of Tiassalé, a pumping station will be built, with three discharge lines. The first line will be destined for the water tower of the “low” network of Tiassalé, the second for the water tower of the “high” network of Tiassalé and a third line will be destined for the new water tower of N’Douci. Space will be reserved for the construction of a pressure pipe to the city of N’Zianouan.
During the inauguration ceremony of the Tiassalé drinking water plant, the Minister of Hydraulics Laurent Tchagba indicated that the second phase of the project is scheduled to start in September 2020. This part of the project should make it possible to connect the localities of Sikensi, Moroko, M’bimbo, Sibdressou, Broukro, Elibou, Bécedi, Katadji, Bodo, Boussoukro, Batera and Binao to the drinking water network.
Jean Marie Takouleu