The Spanish company BTD-Projectos will build a distribution network for drinking water in Bertoua (photo), the capital of the East Cameroon region. This is what emerges from the meeting organized on this subject on Thursday 27 April 2017 in this city by the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (Camwater) represented at its meeting by its Director General (DG) Roger Ondoua Akoa.
According to Camwater, the project is valued at FCFA 15.850 billion made available by the State of Cameroon, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Development Bank (BED). “It is a question of switching to a current production of 2200 m3 per day for the 141 000 inhabitants of Bertoua to 7500 m3 at the end of the works which will last 18 months from this day 42 years after the commissioning of the first Facilities. This is conditioned by the construction of a new drainage station, the rehabilitation and extension of the treatment plant and the installation of a new MV/LV substation, “said BTD- Projectors Luis Morales Pérez.
This increase in production requires the rehabilitation of the only existing reservoir with a capacity of 1000 m3 and the construction of two new ones of 2500 and 2000 m3 for a total storage capacity of 5350 m3. “The project also foresees the addition of an additional 5300 cubic meters of water by the construction of new pipes at the same time that we will rehabilitate and extend the secondary and tertiary distribution networks to reach a linear of 128 km“, continues Mr. Pérez. The 141,000 inhabitants of Bertoua will also benefit from the services of 60 standpipes and the realization of new connections.
According to Camwater, “the Bertoua drinking water distribution and distribution project will increase the 80% service rate by meeting the needs of 92,000 people in this city. It will contribute to the reduction of the resurgence of waterborne diseases. “
BTD-Projectos is a Spanish company operating in 22 countries worldwide in the fields of water, health and vocational training.
In Cameroon, the company headed by Philip Wobiwouo delivered the medical equipment from the Sangmelima referral hospital in the south and realized the improvement of 18 water production centers, financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) .