The Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba recently launched the construction of two drinking water supply systems (AEP) in two Ivorian cities, Mankono and Séguéla. These projects are part of an initiative aimed at strengthening the drinking water supply in 12 cities in this West African country.
This is good news for the populations of Mankono and Séguéla in Ivory Coast. In these cities, the Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba recently launched the construction of two drinking water supply systems (AEP). These works are part of the “12 Cities Project” which should guarantee access to drinking water to a population estimated at 1.537 million inhabitants in 2020, to reach 2.237 million inhabitants in 2033 according to the Ivorian government. This project, launched on September 25th, 2020, is entirely financed by the Exim Bank of China to the tune of more than 170.250 billion CFA francs, nearly 260 million euros.
At Séguéla in the Worodougou region, it plans to build an 8,000 m3 per day dewatering station which will pump water from the Sassandra river to supply a drinking water treatment plant. The treated water will be stored in a reservoir and distributed to the population from a rehabilitated 500m3 water tower (built in 2015). According to the Ivorian authorities, the works, which will be carried out in 24 months, will make it possible to reduce the drinking water deficit of 1,848 m3 per day in the Worodougou region, at a total cost of 17.897 billion CFA francs (over 27 million euros).
The water supply system in the town of Mankono, in the Béré region, should also be delivered within 2 years. This other station will instead pump 1000 m3 of water per day from the Sassandra river. The water will be treated in a drinking water treatment plant and then distributed to the populations of the town and surrounding areas through various facilities. At least 11.116 billion CFA francs (about 17 million euros) have been allocated to this project.
The Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics, Laurent Tchagba says that a small station currently produces 500m3 of water per day in Mankono, for a daily need estimated at 1,232m3.
The “12 Towns Project” will also be deployed in the towns of Odienné, Boundiali, Touba, Katiola, Tanda, Daloa, Bouaflé, Divo, Grand-Lahou and Sassandra. It is part of the “Water for All” Program, which has been implemented in the country for several months.