Jan 30, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo Building Industrial Water Treatment Plant

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is constructing an industrial water treatment plant. 

industrial water treatment plant

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has begun the construction of an industrial water treatment complex in Kinshasa, its capital.

President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi revealed that the contract has been awarded to Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative (WIETC), reported Construction Review Online. WIETC will construct a drinking water plant with a capacity of 110,000 cubic meters a day, plus an intake in the Congo River, which flows through the capital of the DRC.

The raw water will be delivered to the plant through an 805 millimeter diameter pipe and over a distance of 3 kilometers, via Colonel Tshatshi camp, which is a military camp, reported Construction Review Online

WIETC will also construct a building that will serve as a storage facility for water treatment chemicals.

The project is financed by the government through a loan worth approximately $59.4 million from the World Bank, according to Construction Review Online

The plant is expected to be completed within 23 months.

The industrial water treatment complex project is part of the Urban Drinking Water Supply Project, which aims to increase sustainable access to water in the cities of Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Matadi. 

The existing pumping stations in Kinshasa will be rehabilitated. Water transfer pipe will be reinforced over a distance of 18 kilometers from the N’djili plant. Plans are also underway for the rehabilitation of secondary and tertiary pipelines, reported Pumps Africa. The overall financial investment of the project is $360 million.

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