Mozambique’s largest water treatment plant opens in Beira

5 June 2012

Mozambique’s largest waste water treatment plant (ETAR) started operating Monday on the outskirts of the city of Beira, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

Work to build the plant is part of a larger sanitation project for Beira that began in December, 2010 and was expected to cost 62.95 million euros, of which 52.95 million euros were provided by the European Union and the remaining 9.70 million euros were from the Mozambican state budget.

The contract was carried out by the CMC/Conduril consortium and inspected by the Louis Berger/Royal Haskoning group.

The director of the Beira Sanitation Project, Óscar Monteiro, said that the new water treatment plant had anaerobic reactors, two biological filters, and two decanters to treat sewage from the city, which will ensure the plant produces no environmental pollution.

Monteiro also said that the facility would ensure that the water treated there would be re-used for other purposes, such as for watering gardens and washing cars, whilst also producing agricultural fertilizer. (macauhub)