IVORY COAST: A drinking water supply system will serve 10 localities in Didiévi

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IVORY COAST: A drinking water supply system will serve 10 localities in Didiévi©Watcharapol Amprasert/Shutterstock

A drinking water supply system will improve the supply of water to the populations of ten localities in the department of Didiévi in the Bélier region of Ivory Coast. The water supply will be built in the locality of Allialikro.

The construction of the new drinking water supply system (AEP) was launched on April 17th, 2021 in Allialikro by the secretary general of the Didiévi sub-division, Touhou Chantal. In addition to the locality of Allialikro, the project will improve the supply of drinking water in nine other localities in the department of Didiévi, in the Aries region of Ivory Coast.

The water supply system under construction in Didiévi will complement existing facilities. The new water supply system will consist of two boreholes with an operating flow rate of 21m3 per hour each, giving a water production of 480 m3 per day compared to the current 100 m3 per day. The water pumped from the water table will pass through 51.74 km of pipes to be stored in a multi-village water tower with a capacity of 100 m3 and a height of 20 m.

A sub-component of a vast programme

The construction of the Didiévi water supply system will take six months. The work is entirely financed by the Ivorian Treasury to the tune of 696 million CFA francs (approximately 1.1 million euros).

The drinking water project in Didiévi is part of the “Water for All” programme launched in 2019 by the government of Ivory Coast, with a budget of 1.32 trillion CFA francs (more than 2 million euros). The programme has already enabled the construction of water systems in several localities in Ivory Coast. The West African country’s government also plans to continue installing human-powered pumps in the territories. For urban areas, large drinking water plants are under construction in several cities such as Abidjan to supply several councils. A similar facility is under construction in Bouaké. In Tiassalé, a new plant has been supplying drinking water to the population for several weeks.

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The objective is to supply all Ivorians with drinking water by 2030. The current coverage of drinking water in Ivory Coast is estimated at 74% by the government.

Inès Magoum

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