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Ethiopia to construct a chemical-free wastewater treatment plant in Addis Ababa

The government of the Republic of Ethiopia is set to construct a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 15 m³ (3,962 gallons/day) plant (STP) in one of the Ethiopian Water Development Commission buildings in Addis Ababa, the East African country capital city.

The commission, which is a part of the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the project with the US-based Biopipe Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lifequest World Corp (LQWC) that developed the world’s only highly scalable onsite sludge and chemical-free sewage wastewater treatment technology.

The small wastewater treatment plant is expected to serve as a reference site for decentralized wastewater treatment projects to be implemented by Biopipe Global in the country in the near future.

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Solution to water scarcity in the East African country

The Republic of Ethiopia is currently experiencing a serious water crisis that is affecting about 62 million people, almost half the population, and accounting for 7.5% of the global water crisis.  According to Tesfaye Tigabu Tedla, Biopipe Global representative in the East African country, wastewater recycling is a way better solution to this problem.

“There is a huge opportunity for water recycling in Ethiopia and we are now deeply engaged with both the government and private sectors. We have submitted several proposals over the last 3 months and expect to turn them into orders, once the Covid-19 situation improves,” said Tesfaye Tigabu Tedla.

This project is expected to provide a significant and lasting improvement to the daily lives of Ethiopians just as in other countries such as the UAE and India where Biopipe solutions have proved to be the most sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective in the world.


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