CIM Gabon II drinking water plant in Gabon commissioned

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CIM Gabon II drinking water plant in Gabon commissioned

The CIM Gabon II drinking water plant has been commissioned in Ntoum Gabon has been commissioned. The country’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba performed the commission ceremony and said the water plants aims at reinforcing supply of drinking water to the populations of the town of Ntoum, as well as to nearby towns such as Libreville, Owendo, and Akanda.

The water plant project located in a town near Libreville, the capital of Gabon was carried out by the Établissement des techniciens de l’eau (ETE), a company based in Libreville, and the Gabonese company Méga Services, and the Société d’électricité, de téléphone et de l’eau du Gabon (Seteg). The contracts were awarded by the Société d’énergie et d’eaux du Gabon (Seeg).

The plant has a capacity of 36,000 m3, operates with a floating intake on the N’Zeme River and raw water passes through a 3.5 km long delivery pipe in the town of Ntoum to supply the drinking water plant.

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Libreville Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

The project was construction was financed by the government at a cost of US$ 10.5M. The 36,000 m3 of water that CIM Gabon II will produce will bring the quantity of water produced for the greater Libreville region of Gabon to 266,000 m3. About 32,500 households will benefit from the drinking water facility.

The commissioning of the drinking water plant comes following the launch of the “drinking water” component of the Libreville Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (Piaepal). Component of the Piaepal includes the renewal of 149 kilometers of drinking water distribution networks, as well as the extension of another 131 kilometers. Piaepal is being financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) to the tune of US $206m.

Completion of these works will consequently improve the supply of drinking water to approximately 350,000 people in the greater Libreville area and surrounding localities. Through this programme, the Gabonese government hopes to secure access to drinking water for part of its population by 2025.