Accra to see Improvement of Water Supply Soon

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A number of areas within the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions are soon to receive treated water.

This follows the near completion of a water treatment plant at Kpong within the Eastern Region, under the Accra-Tema Municipal Area (ATMA) Rural Water Supply Project.

The project, which is estimated at 20,000,000 dollars, is being undertaken by Tahal, an international engineering company.

It is facilitated by ASHRA, an Israeli Foreign Trade Risks Insurance Corporation company.

Key areas to benefit from the completion of the plant are Ningo-Prampram, Ashaiman, Gbetseley, Adjei-KoJo and Dodowa, all within the Greater Accra region, and the Krobo Akuapim range, within the Eastern Region.

During a visit to the plant by Mrs Sharon Bar-Li, Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Mr David Robinson, Operations Manager of the project, said when completed, the plant would produce 42,000 liters of water a day.

He said raw water is drawn from the Volta River, after which it is processed for the plant.

Mr Robinson said the project which begun in May 2012, was expected to be completed by the end of this year, 2013.

Mrs Bar-Li said the project was an excellent example of Ghana-Israeli cooperation.

She said Tahal had been in Ghana since the 1950s and had designed the original sewage system in Accra adding that access to portable water was at the heart of development.

Prior to a conference on water technology that would be held in Israel in October, some activities on water usage would also take place in Ghana in September, she said.

The Israeli Ambassador said during the event in Ghana, stakeholder companies in water production and management would be invited to participate, in order to share ideas on the better management and use of water.

Mr David Klein, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development-ASHRA, said the company guaranteed projects adding that ASHRA had approved over 300,000,000 dollars worth of projects in the country.

He said the company hoped to work on many more projects in the Ghana as a result of the pertaining stable political, social and economic situation.

Source: GNA

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