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


Drinking water coverage should improve in the department of Agboville in Côte d’Ivoire, thanks to a new project. Work on the project was launched on September 28e, 2021. The Ivorian government has chosen the French public works company Razel-Bec, a subsidiary of the Fayat group, and the Civil Engineering Consortium of Côte d’Ivoire (CGC-CI) for the project.

The project includes the construction of three water towers. The future installations 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 able to store 300 m3.

Delivery of installations 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, who is in charge of the component construction, will also install two water pumping stations. in the communes of Laoguié and Érymakouguié 1. These pumping stations can also be used to transport drinking water from one point to another via a network of pipes. CGC-CI will lay these water pipes throughout the project site. The Ivorian authorities estimate that the works in the department of Agboville will be completed by July 2022.

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Premu phase II will benefit 11 other secondary towns in Côte d’Ivoire, namely Tiassalé, N’Douci, N’Zianouan, Korhogo, Ferkessédougou, Bingerville, Béoumi, Issia, Dabou, Niakara and Songon. In total, some 1.2 million people will be served by 2024. At a total cost of 129 million euros, the Prému is financed by a World Bank. to lend. The project also includes a “sanitation” component which will benefit 90,000 students in Côte d’Ivoire.

Ines Magoum

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