Tubli Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion signed
Manama, Minister of Works, Municipalties Affairs and Urban Planning, Issam bin Abdullah Khalaf, today signed an agreement with a consortium of three contracting companies (WTE Water Technology, Azmeel Contracting Company and Tekton Engineering and Construction) to implement the fourth expansion project of Tubli Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The minister said this is the fourth expansion process since the plant was launched in the early 1980s. It aimed at upgrading the sewage facilities to meet the urban development and population increase rate by increasing the capacity from 200 thousand cubic meters to 400 thousand cubic meters per day.
He added the expansion would improve the performance of Tubli Plant, consequently would contribute to preserving the environment and the wildlife in Tubli Bay, in addition to increasing the production of the treated water used for irrigation and agricultural beautification. The expansion project will also include the construction of residue disposal facilities.
He said the Saudi Fund for Development and the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development are funding the expansion project within the GCC Development Programme for Bahrain. The project cost is BD138 million and will be implemented over 36 months followed by two months for operational testing.
Source: Bahrain News Agency