Hungary spends 70 million euros to build 13 sewage treatment plants in Ghana
The Hungarian government has earmarked a €70 million loan facility for the construction of 13 wastewater treatment facilities in all regions of the country.
This is to complement the solid waste treatment facilities built in some parts of the country.
Addressing the Asantehene at Manhyia Palace on Saturday, the President of Hungary, Janos Ader, said his government was committed to helping Ghana meet sanitation challenges.
He led a Hungarian delegation to the Ashanti region to inspect the Kumasi wastewater treatment facility.
“If you say we need drinking water, we can offer suitable technologies to produce it. If you say the water treatment system in Kumasi is working well and you need more, we are ready for that and we are ready to help build other plants,” he said. declared.
Besides the Ashanti region, which has such a treatment facility, construction works are underway in Takoradi and Tamale.
Through a loan facility from the Exim Bank of Hungary to the Jospong Group of Ghana, a Hungarian company, Pureco is executing the projects.
The one thousand cubic meter per day facility serves more than 2 million people in the Ashanti region.
It can receive and process 150 liquid waste truck cesspools per day.
A memorandum of understanding has also been signed between the two private entities in the two countries, Jospong Group Limited and Pureco, for the remaining 13 to be built in other regions.
Joseph Siaw Agyepong explained the impact on the country’s waste treatment.
“Each region has solid waste plants, and we are now looking to get liquid waste plants to set them up. As for the treatment of medical waste, it is already in place there.
“Thus, you will have a three-dimensional factory solving the problems of medical waste, solid and liquid,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is excited about the partnership, stressed the need to achieve environmental sustainability.
“We need to go beyond talking and signing documents in Accra and Budapest. Let us act to meet the needs of our people.
“We are a third world country, we need development and we will depend on your support, direction and assistance,” he said.