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Zimbabwe to get 4 water treatment plants worth $237m in Harare from Sinohydro


Devdiscourse News Desk harare China
Updated: 27-03-2019 21:01 IST
Zimbabwe to get 4 water treatment plants worth $237m in Harare from Sinohydro

The construction work is said to be commenced soon once feasibility studies are accomplished. Image Credit: Wikipedia

The municipality of Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare has planned to construct four water treatment plants and rehabilitate the existing ones. An average investment of USD 237 million has been earmarked for the overall project.

The construction works of hydraulic infrastructure will be carried out in three phases. Phase one of the construction includes expanding the Crowborough wastewater treatment plant, with a capacity of 54,000 m3 per day. This will involve installing new pipelines to reinforce the station's new production capacity, as reported by Construction Review Online.

On the other hand, Lyndhurst in the north of Zimbabwe will also witness the construction of a wastewater treatment plant. Second phase of the project entails upgrading of the Firle wastewater treatment plant, one of the city's main facilities.

The above-mentioned source also claimed that the plant treats a capacity of 44,000 m3 of water per day and the production will augment to additional 60,000 m3 of water to be treated per day. Phase three of the project will involve the construction of two new wastewater treatment plants in Budiriro (15,000 m3) southwest of Harare and Gwebi (30,000 m3) per day near the capital.

The construction work is said to be commenced soon once feasibility studies are accomplished. The infrastructure upon completion will reduce wastewater discharge into the rivers that flow through the city, polluting the environment and spreading disease outbreaks. However, the project has been given to Sinohydro by the municipality of Harare. Beijing-headquartered Sinohydro is sixth among Chinese construction companies.

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