Water infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire: laying of the foundation stone for the Djidji water tower

L'équipe de John Cockerill en Côte d'Ivoire lors de la pose de la première pierre du château d’eau de Djidji

October 16th 2023

In Côte d’Ivoire, the Minister of Equipment and Road Maintenance, Amédé Koffi Kouakou, has laid the foundation stone for the Djidji water tower in a village in the South Bandama region, 230 kilometres from the country’s economic capital, Abidjan. Accompanied by a delegation from the Office National de l’Eau Potable, the Minister officially launched the work in the locality. The project involves the construction of a ground-level reservoir with a capacity of 100 m³ to supply drinking water to a population of over 6,500.

This campaign is part of a vast project initiated by the Ivorian government and piloted by John Cockerill Services with a view to reinforcing the drinking water supply system for 31 urban and rural localities from the Bandama river. Alexandre Ahouassa, representative of the Minister of Public Works and Road Maintenance, reaffirmed the Ivorian government’s determination to work towards providing access to drinking water for all. A mission to which John Cockerill is proud to contribute by improving the daily lives of the people of Côte d’Ivoire.

In 2022, John Cockerill launched a large-scale project in Côte d’Ivoire aimed at supplying drinking water to more than half a million people. This project involves the construction of pumping, drinking water and water distribution infrastructure in the Bélier and Gôh regions: two pumping and treatment stations with a capacity of 1,500m³/hour and 50m³/hour respectively, as well as eleven structures (reservoirs and water towers) supplied with water by some 430 kilometres of pipes. After the year 2022 being devoted to environmental, social and technical studies, the actual work started in early 2023.

Le Ministre de l’Equipement et de l’Entretien Routier de Côte d'Ivoire, Amédé Koffi Kouakou, a posé la première pierre du château d’eau de Djidji.