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Plateau commences rehabilitation of abandoned water treatment plants

The Plateau State government has commenced the rehabilitation of Dorowa and Yelwa-Bukuru water treatment plants abandoned for about two decades. The project which is at…

The Plateau State government has commenced the rehabilitation of Dorowa and Yelwa-Bukuru water treatment plants abandoned for about two decades.

The project which is at the cost of N600 million is supported by funds received from the World Bank and will boost steady water supply to residents in Gyel, Bukuru low-cost, Whitt Logwom, Kwata, Zawan and Kurgiya in Jos South Local Government Area.

Also, over 47,000 people are expected to benefit from the project after its completion which would pump out 5,000 cubic litres of water daily.

Jos Water Services Corporation (JWSC), an agency responsible for the provision of water to urban communities, and the Sustainable, Urban, Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (SURWASH), implementing agency on urban water supply projects in Plateau State, own the water treatment plants which are undergoing the rehabilitation.

This prompted an inspection team to pay a visit to the plants. The inspection team cuts across representatives of the World Bank, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, SURWASH States implementing Units from Katsina and Kaduna, Jos South traditional Council and the benefiting Communities.

Speaking during an inspection by the representatives of the World Bank, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, SURWASH States implementing Units from Katsina and Kaduna, Jos South traditional Council and the benefiting Communities, the Managing Director of Jos Water Services Corporation (JWSC), Engr Apollos Simon Samchi, thanked the Federal Government for the laudable project and promised maximum utilisation of the facilities after completion.

The Managing Director assured the visitors of the safety of workers and staff at sites as a result of earlier training on Environmental Safety and Social Safeguards undertaken on the Project.

On his part, the Contractor, Engr. Audu, explained that the project when completed will surely address the water needs of the people in the area.

Also, he assured the team of quality work and timely completion of the project, saying that the company has been in existence since 1970 and specialized in the construction of dams and rehabilitation of water treatment plants.

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