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construction of an industrial complex for processing drinking water
Water is life, they say. The Head of State, Félix Tshisekedi, still in his vision of making the social of Congolese viable, proceeded, this Monday, December 23, 2019, to the laying of the first stone for the construction of an industrial complex for processing drinking water in Binza-Ozone in the municipality of Ngaliema. Which infrastructure will cost almost USD 59,415,799.96 in total.
This industrial complex, which will capture raw water on the Congo River, will have an estimated production capacity of more than 3 × 120,000 m3.
The owner of this social work is Regideso SA. The control will be carried out by the Chinese company IGIP-ANTEA-VSI-Africa. And, WIETEC / China, another company from China, will execute the works which will take 23 months.
For his part, the Director General of Regideso, Clément Mubiayi, in his speech, thanked God and thanked the Head of State for his involvement in the rapid realization of this project which will, certainly, have a positive impact on the head of the population. He stressed that this is a promise made by the Head of State, faced with the shortage of drinking water supply in the western part of Kinshasa, during his inauguration.
Clément Mubiayi indicated that this complex will include several facilities in order to promote the service not only of water but of drinking water. “A drinking water treatment plant that will include a water supply and distribution tower that will be built, in one go, for total capacity. Second, the treatment chain facilities for the first phase of 110,000 mm3 per day including procurators, sand filters, treated water tanks, etc. “Explained the DG, before adding that this plant will also include a pumping station for treated water, the chemical storage building and dosing of these products. “The water will be taken from the Congo River at a distance of 75m in height where a raw water pumping station will be erected and this water will be brought to the treatment plant by a pipe of 805m in diameter and 3km long. , passing through Camp Colonel Tshatshi, “said Clément Mubiayi.
In the process, the Minister of State in charge of Hydraulic resources and electricity, Eustache Muhanzi let understand that There will be no interruption in the supply of drinking water this week in Kinshasa, as was relayed in some media and social networks, by the Regideso intersyndicale. “The Government is closely monitoring the situation and reiterates its desire to support Regideso, in its vital mission which is that of providing drinking water to the population, because, water is life, it is said. There is therefore no need to panic unnecessarily. Drinking water supplies will be purchased and water will continue to flow through our faucets, “said Minister Muhanzi.