IVORY COAST: Razel-Bec and CGC-CI strengthen water supply in Agboville

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE : Razel-Bec et CGC-CI renforcent l’approvisionnement en eau à Agboville ©Wisarut pumipak/Shutterstock

A new construction site for drinking water supply facilities has been launched in the department of Agboville, in the southwest of Ivory Coast. The project is being implemented by Razel-Bec, the subsidiary of the French group Fayat, and the Ivory Coast Civil Engineering Consortium (CGC-CI).

Drinking water coverage is set to improve in the department of Agboville in Ivory Coast, thanks to a new project. Work on the project was launched on September 28th, 2021. The Ivorian government has chosen the French public works company Razel-Bec, the subsidiary of the Fayat Group, and the Civil Engineering Consortium of Ivory Coast (CGC-CI) for the project.

The project includes the construction of three water towers. The future facilities will be located in Arikoville, Attobrou and Grand-Yapo. Two of them will have a capacity of 500 m3. The third water tower will be capable of storing 300 m3.

Delivery of the facilities in July 2022

The construction of the three water towers is part of Phase II of the Urban Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project (Premu), launched in July 2019. Razel-Bec, which is in charge of the construction component, will also install two water pumping stations in the towns of Laoguié and Érymakouguié 1. These pumping stations can also be used to move drinking water from one point to another via a network of pipes. CGC-CI will lay these water pipes throughout the project site. Ivorian authorities estimate that the work in the department of Agboville will be completed by July 2022.

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Phase II of Premu will benefit 11 other secondary towns in Ivory Coast, namely Tiassalé, N’Douci, N’Zianouan, Korhogo, Ferkessédougou, Bingerville, Béoumi, Issia, Dabou, Niakara and Songon. In all, some 1.2 million people will be served by 2024. With an overall cost of 129 million euros, the Prému is financed through a World Bank loan. The project also includes a “sanitation” component that will benefit 90,000 students in Ivory Coast.

Inès Magoum


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