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Tono Water Treatment Plant construction on track for 2021 completion

The construction of the Tono Water Treatment Plant is on track for completion this year just as announced by President Akufo-Addo of Ghana back in August 2019.

This was revealed by Ms. De Beule, the Project Coordinator when the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Mr. Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, and the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Stephen Yakubu, visited the site in August 2021.

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According to Ms. De Beule the first phase of the Tono Water Treatment Plant project is about 96 percent complete and it is expected to be fully completed by the end of August 2021, while the second phase is approximately 69 percent complete and is expected to be entirely completed by the end of October 2021.

The work done so in particular

Ms. De Beule explained that the main transmission lines from Navrongo through Bolgatanga, Tindomologo to Paga, a total of 67 kilometers, have been completed and 18 kilometers of distribution lines have been installed under the first phase, in addition to the rehabilitation of an elevated reservoir in Navrongo that has a capacity of 600 cubic meters, and existing reservoirs.

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Under the second phase, she said that they are constructing nine kilometers of transmission lines to Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga East District and its environs, and there is also an upgrade of the water connection to Bongo with 53 kilometers of distribution lines, an elevated reservoir at Zuarungu with a capacity of 400 cubic meters and the installation of water connections to 4,800 houses.

Rehabilitation of the Vea Water Treatment Plant

For the Vea Water Treatment Plant, the project coordinator said that work will begin in October 2021, after the opening of the Tono Plant.

She explained this decision was made because if the rehabilitation works of the said facility had started earlier then the people of Bolgatanga would have less water for the entirety of the project.

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