Inauguration of a drinking water network in Côte d'Ivoire

The first phase of the project to supply drinking water to the regions of Sinfra and Gagnoa was inaugurated on September 24 2020 by President Alassane Ouattara.

Côte d'Ivoire
Sinfra and Gagnoa regions
Date : 2016 - 2021
Contractor: Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics

Project overview

This project, financed by the French Treasury and AFD, aims to build a major drinking water supply system from the perennial resource of the Bandama River in Zambakro for the benefit of localities located along and in the close vicinity of the Zambakro - Sinfra - Gagnoa road axis.

By 2035, this increase in drinking water production capacity will benefit  to more than 1 million people in the Center-West region of Côte d'Ivoire.

Our missions

The Water and Ports activity of Egis initiated this project within the framework of a FASEP and since 2016 has been the Project Management Assistant (AMO) of the Ivorian Ministry of Hydraulics.

In this capacity, our teams developed the regional master plan and the preliminary design studies, then supervised the design-build work carried out by the Sade-Razel consortium.

The work consisted in designing :

  • a pumping station in the Bandama River at Zambakro,
  • a 20,000 m3/day treatment plant (configured for a 40,000 m3/day shift)
  • A 120 km supply line to Sinfra and Gagnoa 
  • 9 water towers of 200 to 3000 m3 connected to the main supply along the linear to supply the secondary towns.

The production plant is up and running and the water towers are 80% complete.

Egis will continue until the supply network is fully commissioned, scheduled for March 2021.