The contract which was awarded to a Chinese based company Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) is set to be a big boost Liberia’s water industry as the plant which has been supplying water to the Northern parts of Liberia was out of age.
The agreement between the the government and Chongqing International Construction Corporation will see Liberia’s water treatment plant construction and rehabilitation take place. It includes a 36 inch diameter pipline covering 21 kilometers from White Plains to Red-Light in Paynesville.
CICO is expected to start Liberia’s water treatment plant construction and rehabilitation in four weeks time after the funding body African Development Bank (AfDB) releases money for the same.
African Development Fund (AfDB) will fund the facility through its subsidiary the African Development Bank and African Water Facility.
CICO has been tasked to replace the existing pumping system and also the replacement of the existing valves and pipes which has already corroded.
LWSC’s Special Procurement Notice noted that the company which will win the tender will be expected to replace all the electrical system and replace them with automated control panels which will include the automated power generating equipment.
The US$10.6 mn contract is one of the biggest contracts awarded in the water industry in Liberia as the country looks forward to supply its residents with clean sufficient water.
The project which will be fully funded by African Development Fund (AfDB) through the African Development Bank and African Water Facility is expected to kick off in a month’s time and will be completed in 7 months time.
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