Manama, (BNA) Upon directives from HRH the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, HE the Minister of Works Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf visited the Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant in Hidd to inspect progress in the implementation of the project. The Minister was accompanied by The Ministry’s Undersecretary Eng. Waleed Al Saei, the
Manama, (BNA) Upon directives from HRH the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, HE the Minister of Works Eng. Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf visited the Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant in Hidd to inspect progress in the implementation of the project. The Minister was accompanied by The Ministry’s Undersecretary Eng. Waleed Al Saei, the Assistant Undersecretary for Sanitary Engineering Eng. Khalifa Al Mansoor and a number of engineers from the Ministry.
During the visit, the Minister explained that the pilot phase for the project has already commenced by connecting 5 stations until now. Flows coming from these stations exceed 60% of flows in Muharraq.
‘The project comprises of constructing a treatment plant with a capacity of 100,000m3/day, expandable to 160,000m3/day, and a 16km long and 15m deep conveyance system implemented using the Micro tunneling technique; extending from Busaiteen to the plant’s location close to Mina Salman Port,’ said Khalaf.
‘Work also includes implementing a number of connections to the present network and dispensing of 24 main and sub stations. Sewage water in Muharraq has been transferred to the new plant through the new conveyance system,’ he added.
According to the Sanitary Engineering Assistant Undersecretary Khalifa Al Mansoor, the project is considered to be one of the most important strategic projects; which is part of the Ministry’s plan for decentralizing treatment plants. Other strategic projects are also incorporated in the plan, such as the treatment plants in the North Area and the main conveyance lines implemented using the Micro Tunneling Technique.
‘The project aims to serve Muharraq’s residents in particular, but it would also have a positive impact on the performance of all other plants in the Kingdom; by alleviating pressure on Tubli Plant,’ said Al Mansoor.
‘The Ministry is planning to implement other projects, such as the conveyance lines extending along the North East of the plant to serve the new residential areas and housing projects, and also projects belonging to the private sector,’ he added. Al Mansoor explained that the project will serve Muharraq area for over 20 years.
Municipal Council member and representative of the 4th Constituency Khalid Buunq extended thanks to HRH the Prime Minister for closely following up the project. He also extended thanks to the Government and the Ministry of Works, represented by HE the Minister of Works and all staff involved in the implementation of the project for their extensive efforts in carrying out this highly important strategic project, which will contribute to solving flood issues in Muharraq and improve the environmental condition.
Municipal Council member and representative of the 7th Constituency Ali Al Moqla also extended thanks to the Ministry of Works for their efforts in the project. According to him, the project will ease pressure on other transfer networks and stations by eliminating the need to transfer sewage water from Muharraq to Manama and then to Tubli plant. Once completed, all flows will be directed to Muharraq Plant, thus improving Tubli Plant performance and the environmental condition in Tubli Bay.
Buunq referred to the project as one that keeps up with the urban boom in the Kingdom. The project will open the door for having more urban areas and projects in Muharraq, including new areas, and will serve Muharraq for a period of 25 years. Then treatment process at the plant ensures non-emitting of odors and gases automatically.
Municipal Council member and representative of the 6th Constituency Ali Al Nasouh described the project as one of the outstanding achievements for the Ministry of Works and Municipal Councils. He explained that Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant complements villages’ extension projects, and will solve issues that used to disrupt pedestrians and keeping people from reaching the hospital in Dair due to floods at villages’ entrances. The plant and tunnels are now fully complete. Work on the lifting station located East of Hidd along the Dry Dock Highway continues to take place, in addition to the sub connections in various locations. (MOW)