IVORY COAST: 6 compact units provide drinking water in Hambol and Bagoué

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IVORY COAST: 6 compact units provide drinking water in Hambol and Bagoué©Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics

The Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba, has just commissioned six compact water supply units (CDU) in the Hambol and Bagoué regions of Ivory Coast. The small drinking water plants, prefabricated by the French group Suez, were installed by the Ivorian company Franzetti.

The Ivory Coast government’s emergency project to install 40 compact dismantling units (CDUs) in 37 towns across the country is continuing. In Dabakala, a department in the Hambol region, the daily production capacity of drinking water was recently increased from 842 m3 to 2,842 m3 thanks to a CDU. The decentralised unit designed by Suez was installed by the Ivorian company Franzetti at a total cost of 700 million CFA francs (approximately 1.1 million euros). The new CDU has a capacity of 2,000 m3 per day.

To bring the drinking water produced by this CDU to the 2,500 households in Dabakala, the Ivorian government plans to lay 55 km of pipes. According to Minister Laurent Tchagba, this pipeline will be operational in 10 months. Its installation will require an investment of more than 594 million CFA francs, nearly 906,000 euros. Inaugurating the new CDU in Dabakala, the Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics said that it is a temporary solution to the recurrent water shortages in the Hambol region. Dabakala is far from being an isolated case.

Improving drinking water supply in Niakara

After Dabakala, the Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba, went to Niakara for the inauguration of another CDU. The Suez prefabricated plant is capable of treating 2,000 m3 of water per day, increasing Niakara’s water production capacity to 2,500 m3 per day. The installation of the new plant will be followed by the laying of 42 km of pipeline to supply at least 2,000 households.

IVORY COAST: 6 compact units provide drinking water in Hambol and Bagoué©Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics

Launch of the laying of the new drinking water pipe in Niakara©Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics

The CDUs in Dabakaja and Niakara complement the one in Katiola. The existing facility is located in the department of Katiola. This other facility is operating at minimum capacity due to insufficient resources at the catchment station. To alleviate this problem, the Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba, launched the construction of a 415 m3 per hour dewatering station on July 9th, 2021.

The future station will be supported by a 50 m reinforced concrete weir on the N’zi River, a tributary of the Bandama River. Two CDUs have also been commissioned in the Bagoué region.

Strengthening the water supply in Tengrela

The new CDUs are located in the town of Tengrela. These units each have a capacity of 2,000 m3 of water per day. “Thanks to these installations, the daily production of drinking water in Tengrela has increased from 690 m3 to 4,690 m3 per day, for a requirement of 2,30 0 m3 per day,” says Minister Laurent Tchagba. The CDUs also supply six neighbouring villages in Tengrela, which are currently 70% served by the Boundiali drinking water plant.

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The Ivorian state invested 1.425 billion CFA francs (more than 2 million euros) to install the two CDUs in Tengrela. The drinking water from the CDUs will supply 2,000 households through 71 km of new pipes that will come into service in six months at a cost of 772.5 million CFA francs (nearly 1.2 million euros). The Ivorian government has also installed two UCDs in Boundiali, increasing the town’s water production capacity to 7,600 m3 per day. A pipeline will carry drinking water to 3,500 households.

The project to install 40 CDUs in Ivorian cities is part of the “Water for All” programme. The initiative aims to provide universal access to drinking water in Ivory Coast by 2030.

Inès Magoum

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