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Uganda’s Bugolobi-Nakivubo waste water treatment plant nears completion

The project is said to be the largest in east and central Africa

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Construction of Uganda’s largest waste water treatment plant is nearing completion with about 95 percent of work completed, the country’s  National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has announced.

NWSC director Silver Mugisha said that Bugolobi-Nakivubo Waste Treatment Plant being constructed in Kampala will be completed within three to four months.

Uganda hopes that the plant which is expected to treat 45 million litres of waste water daily will help tackle water shortage in the country.

Mr Mugisha also revealed that the plant will help generate over 630kw of electricity using biogas to be use in the plant. In addition, the solid wastes removed from the wastewater, are expected to be dried and sold as fertilizer.

Speaking while inspecting the project, one of its kind in East and Central Africa, Mr Mugisha disclosed that the plant will serve over 850,000 people. The waste water treatment plant will also clean Kampala, he said.

Bugolobi-Nakivubo waste water treatment plant uses latest best-in-breed technology to ensure no smell comes out of it.

“The foul smell at Wankoko Bugolobi will be no more. The new plant uses nuisance free technology and bio-filters and will not smell.”

The project involves the construction of an ultra-modern sewerage treatment plant in Bugoloobi, a sewerage pre-treatment plant in Kinawataka, a sewerage pumping station on Kibira Road and a sewer network measuring 31 kilometres.


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