PPWSA Works With a French Firm to Rehabilitate Chamkar Mon Water Purification Plant

Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has entered a cooperative agreement with a French company to rehabilitate its Chamkar Mon water purification plant for higher supply capacity.

The agreement was signed here on Tuesday afternoon between PPWSA Director General H.E. Sim Sitha and representative of French engineering firm Vinci Construction Grands Projets Mr. Julien Rayssiguier.

Using counterpart-financing of 25 percent by PPSWA and the rest by the grant from the French Development Agency, the project � worth around US$23.5 million � will take around 24 months to complete.

The water purification plant, constructed in 1966 and improved in 1995-1997, has the capacity to supply less than 20,000 cubic metres of water a day.

After the planned rehabilitation to be launched in September this year, the plant is expected to produce 52,000 cubic metres of high quality water per day.

Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority has been continuing with phases of its improvements. It is now serving about 330,000 clients with 3,220 kilometre distribution networks.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press