IVORY COAST: in Divo, Franzetti supplies water to 90,000 people thanks to 2 UCDs

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IVORY COAST: in Divo, Franzetti supplies water to 90,000 people thanks to 2 UCD®s ©Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics

The government of Ivory Coast is improving access to drinking water in Divo thanks to two compact dismantling units (UCDs). Prefabricated by the French group Suez, the new installations were installed by the Ivorian company Franzetti.

After Dabakala, a locality located in the Bandama Valley district, the government of Ivory Coast is equipping the Divo drinking water plant with two compact displacement units (UCD). These prefabricated drinking water production units have a capacity of 100 m3/hour.

In the sub-division of Divo, in the south of Ivory Coast, the UCD will supply 4,000 m3 per day to the drinking water network, increasing Divo’s production capacity from 3,500 m3 to 7,500 m3 per day. Designed by the French group Suez, the two UCD were installed by the Ivorian company Franzetti. The “temporary” technical solution will help to fill the “severe” and “chronic” drinking water shortage faced by 90,260 people in Divo, while waiting for a “definitive” solution to be put in place by the government. The UCDs have been installed in the Divo water treatment plant.

Improving the supply of drinking water

The compact drinking water production units in Divo cost 130 million CFA francs, or nearly 198,200 euros. The deployment of this solution is part of the Ivory Coast government’s emergency project to install 40 compact drinking water treatment units in 37 localities.

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On May 7th, 2021, the Ivorian government also launched the construction of a pumping station on the Boubô River in Divo. The raw water will be treated in the sub-division’s drinking water plant, which is newly equipped with two UCD, and then transported to a water tower. The work, financed to the tune of more than 15.1 billion CFA francs (more than 23 million euros) by Exim bank of China, will last 24 months. The future installations will improve the water supply of the population until 203, according to Laurent Tchagba, the Ivorian Minister of Hydraulics.

Inès Magoum

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