a wastewater treatment plant being set up in Brazzaville

This visit is an integral part of the process of setting up a wastewater treatment unit in Brazzaville, with a view to cleaning up the Congo River and sustainably preserving the environment.

After his interviews with François Marie Didier, president of the Interdepartmental Syndicate for Sanitation of the Parisian Agglomeration (SIAAP), Minister Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, of international cooperation and public-private partnership, wanted to join the act to speak, to fully appreciate the action of SIAAP by visiting the premises of one of the water treatment units to get an idea of ​​what is being done, before the transfer of this expertise to Brazzaville. This visit follows on from the discussions he had in Glasgow on November 3 with his interlocutor.

At the press microphone, the Minister for International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership, specified the motive for this visit: “Following our meeting on November 3 in Glasgow, on the sidelines of COP26, Mr. François Marie Didier ( president of SIAAP) and I visited this 12 November in France the headquarters of this union as well as a water treatment plant in order to get a better idea of ​​what the “Zero wastewater discharge in the Congo River” project will be. “.

It should be noted that the interdepartmental union for sanitation in the Paris agglomeration (Siaap), well beyond its primary vocation of wastewater depollution, is today a key player in the energy transition. And Brazzaville will benefit from this same experience in the days to come.

This is a project that is developing between the cities of Brazzaville and Kinshasa, in order to ensure that household wastewater that flows into the river is treated, with the aim of ensuring that the river that is shared the two cities, that is to say more sanitized. Minister Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso did not fail to quantify the importance of this project which contributes to the sanitation of the city and the protection of the environment. “In view of its large scale, it seems important to us that this project be followed by the government, within the framework of decentralized cooperation”. Could he argue, before adding: “At a time when we are talking about the protection of the environment, it also seems important to me to be concerned about the quality of the water and I am hopeful that, in As part of the development of this project, we will eventually be able to reinject good quality water into the Congo River. »A concludes the Minister of International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership.

It should be remembered that the interdepartmental union for sanitation in the Paris agglomeration transports and treats the water used by nearly nine million Ile-de-France residents for their domestic and industrial uses, as well as rainwater. Once decontaminated in the six Siaap factories, the water is discharged into the Seine and the Marne. Covering an area of ​​1,800 km2, the union treats nearly 2.5 million m3 of wastewater every day in dry weather.

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