Sanitation of solid and liquid waste of Djibouti City: An integrated program
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:20 p.m.
The Kempinski Palace was home yesterday, Monday, January 23, 2012, the official launch of the integrated program of sanitation solid and liquid for the sustainable development of the city of Djibouti. Several prominent European and Djibouti have honored the ceremony with their presence. Include the Minister of Economy and Finance, M Ilyas Dawaleh Moussa, Minister for the Budget, M Amareh Ali Said, Secretary of State for National Solidarity, Ms. Zahra Kayad Yusuf, Ambassador of the European Union , M Nicolas Delcroix. Note the involvement of many leaders from the ranks of various institutional actors involved in the conduct of the ceremony to launch this major project. What is it exactly?
Concretely, a series of four contracts for works and supervision on sanitation and solid liquid just been signed between the Government of Djibouti and the European Union. The total EU contribution is € 17, € 7 million, more than four billion francs now.
This program provides for the creation and commissioning in summer 2012 a consolidation center in Douda, south of Djibouti city. Which has two components of infrastructure.
For liquid waste disposal, the goal is the design and implementation of construction and operation of a new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of sewerage of the city of Djibouti and will affect nearly 40,000 inhabitants. It will produce at full capacity almost 3,700 cubic meters of water of high quality, equivalent to 10% of the water current Djibouti).
Sanitation solid, the new landfill site (CET) will have a total volume up to 500,000 m³, for an operational period estimated between 5 and 9 years. These works include construction of a slab of sorting and storage of two bases in bitumen for recyclable waste and non-fermentable to produce compost.
This major remediation project's primary goal is improving the quality of life of inhabitants of Djibouti city, nearly 65% of the population of Djibouti is currently living in the capital. This is a sustainable development program that will represent an economic, social and ecological. It will set Djibouti through Douda as an early center of excellence of modern recycling and composting of organic wastes original liquid and solid, in line with the objectives of the National Initiative for Social Development (INDS) of Djibouti, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the agenda for RIO.
Upstream, the project will result in concrete terms by the introduction of recycling of a socio-economic development. Downstream, it will result in an agricultural development office in peri-urban communities of Douda (250-400 hectares) and the protection of biodiversity (800 hectares) constitute the starting point of the Great Green Wall subSahelian . This project therefore addresses multiple facets of the lives of Djibouti: improving public health, protection of the environment and eco-tourism, creation of green spaces and a structured agriculture with high associative component and female, to ensure a quick and concrete impact on poverty reduction. Awareness, education and training will be enrolled at each level of project.
With government and public authorities, many partners such as OVD, ONEAD, CERD, the ADDS, AFD and JICA refuge Decan demonstrate the commitment and the importance of the project. This implies a strong and permanent involvement of ordinary citizens, players associations and the traders of the place and the relevant authorities. This is an essential condition whose satisfaction should reinforce the integrated approach to the remediation program that truly put sustainable development at the heart of the actions and policies of the Djibouti government and development partners.