Two new faecal sludge treatment plants have been inaugurated in Ghana

Two new faecal sludge treatment plants have been inaugurated in Ghana

From now on three Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) plants, built with Hungarian technology, provide a healthier environment for millions of Ghanaians.

Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale are Ghana’s biggest cities after the capital city of Accra. From an environmental and public health point of view, it was essential to urgently develop new wastewater treatment facilities in these cities, which together are home to more than 3 million people.

The Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) plants of Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale, which each have a 1,000 m3 /d capacity, were designed and constructed in accordance with EU standards and according to WHO limits on the requirements for discharging treated water into the surface. The projects represent major milestones in Ghana’s management of faecal sludge.

The FSM Plants were designed and built by the Hungarian Pureco-Unit Consortium for one of Ghana’s largest private groups, the Jospong Group of Companies. Through an internationally assessed and disbursed buyer credit facility, which was granted in accordance with international standards, within the parameters and at the interest rates set by the OECD and the European Central Credit Institutions, the Jospong Group’s investment was funded by the Hungarian Export Credit Agency, the EXIM Bank.

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