Société Tchadienne d’Eau (STE) the Chadian national Water Company has launched the rehabilitation work on the Bithéa water pumping station in the city of Abéché, the capital of Ouaddaï Region and the fourth largest city in Chad.
Built back in 1994, the pumping station will be equipped with five new recovery pumps that will be used to ensure the flow rates and re-pressurization of the various water distribution circuits. It will also be fitted with three 330 kVA generators to ensure power supply during on-grid power cuts.
According to the public body, the various equipment will increase the pumping capacity of the installation from 4,000 to 6,000 m3 per day. This, the mayor of Abéché, Mahamat Saleh Adam said that will be enough to hydrate the more than 250,000 inhabitants of the city.
Other drinking water project being carried out by STE in the Central African country
The Chadian Water Company is also developing several other drinking water projects in the Central African Country. Among them is the construction of a small groundwater purification plant in the Ennedi-Ouest and Ennedi-Est regions. Eventually, the plant will be capable of treating about 75 m3 of water per day, compared to the current 20 m3.
The Chadian government is financing the project with a loan of approximately 21,342 euros from the Development Bank of the Central African States, usually known by its French initials, BDEAC, and which is a multilateral development bank that is charged with financing the development of the member states of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (or CEMAC from its name in French: Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale, in Spanish: Comunidad Económica y Monetaria de África Central, and in Portuguese: Comunidade Económica e Monetária da África Central).