Water infrastructure 'on the up' in The Gambia

22 February 2011

Water infrastructure in The Gambia is set to receive a boost with the construction of a new plant.

The wastewater treatment facility has cost $2 million (£1.2 million), been developed by Gambega and it comes as the nation celebrates its 46th independence anniversary.

Flexis Gomis, the country manager of the organisation, said once the liquid has been treated, it can then be used for irrigation and farming purposes.

He told the Daily Observer: "It is not simply important because its purpose is to ensure environmental protection but [also to] reduce waste usage through recycling and provide clean renewable sources of energy."

Jatto Sillah, the minister for forestry and the environment, noted it marked a good day for the country.

He added the new plant helps with enhancing the sustainability of the nation.

Transport infrastructure in The Gambia was recently improved as the Banjul Airport benefited from a series of enhancements, the Today newspaper revealed.

Category: Water

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