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Regional News of Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Sanaga River project to open soon

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Minister of Water and Energy, Basile Atangana Kouna has declared that the Sanaga water project will be launched soon. He made this assertion while on a working visit to the site.

"It is a project that was initiated by the president of the Republic to respond to the problems of water in the city of Yaoundé and its environs," said the Minister of energy and water, at the end of his visit to Batchenga on Tuesday April 22, 2015.

Three sites have been selected to supply Yaounde and neighbouring towns with drinking water from the Sanaga River. These include Nachtigal site for water intake station, Emana-Batchenga for the treatment plant and the site of Nkometou III for the construction of the first rework station.

The water intake on the Sanaga at Nachtigal is expected to have a capacity of 315,000m 3/day, with a station for the treatment of raw water at Emana (Batchenga) at a production capacity of 300,000 m3/day.

Two stations are planned at Nkometou III and Nyom II, while a head tank will be installed at Ndindan. The installation of a 1,800 mm diameter pipe will be performed in Natchigal, Yaounde. As to the distribution lines, two 1,400 and 1,200 mm will be placed at Ndindan to Etoudi, Djoungolo and plateau Atemengue.

The capital of Cameroon, with its 2 million inhabitants, accused of drinking water requirements estimated at more than 315,000 m 3/day. In the current state, the water treatment plant at Akomnyada, is the sole source of drinking water for the city. Its maximum production capacity is approximately 100,000 cubic metres per day, with a deficit of 215,000 m 3/day.

According to Basile Atangana Kouna, "this project will allow us to produce from 300,000 m3 to 400,000 m3 per day, which will meet the water needs of the city of Yaoundé.

About the beginning of the work, UNMEE reassures: "equipment has already arrived in the port of Douala." "In the coming weeks, as soon as the gear arrive in Yaoundé, work will begin.

Estimated at CFAF 399 billion, the project is expected to last 36 months. It is funded up to 85% by Chinese cooperation.

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