GWCL to build new treatment plant
Mr. Michael Agyemang, Chief Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), says a new water treatment plant will be constructed at Kpong, to produce an additional 40 million gallons of water to meet the current demand of in Accra and Tema.
He adds that, to this effect a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Ghana and the Chinese government has been signed at a ceremony in Accra.
Mr. Agyemang made this known in Accra, saying that the project which is expected to be completed in 2014, will witness the construction of pipelines from Dodowa through Adenta to the Accra Booster Station.
He stressed that existing plant at Kpong produces between 36 and 40 million gallons daily and was hopeful that the new plant will augment the water delivery situation in Accra and Tema.
Mr. Agyemang pointed out that the $71 million project, when completed in 2012, will produce nine million gallons of potable water to communities on the Akuapim Ridge, parts of Lower Manya Krobo District, Yilo Krobo District, Dangme West District and Tema.
The MoU has put effect to a works contract between the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Messrs China Gezhoba and Power Group Company Limited for a loan facility of $273 million for the execution of the project.