Metito announces $185m projects in Iraq
Baghdad, April 10, 2012
Leading provider of total, intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, Metito, has announced four new projects in Iraq, worth over $185 million.
Metito is partnering with the Snafee Group, to supply the process design of three sewage treatment plants, in South Basra, Um Qasser, Safwan and Shat Al Arab, which represent a combined contract total worth over $10 million.
It will also undertake all engineering requirements for the plants, including selection and supply of the mechanical and electrical equipment, a statement from the company said.
“Water shortages continue to plague Iraq, with droughts and lack of access to clean, safe drinking water affecting an estimated 7.6 million Iraqis, according to a report by Unesco in 2010,” said Mustafa Hasan, general manager of Metito Jordan, Iraq and Syria. “Tackling this shortage has been a matter of grave importance for the Iraqi government and Metito is keen on working on projects such as these to help alleviate this shortage and give access to vital water supplies”.
Metito has recently been awarded a contract worth $9 million to upgrade the main Freeha Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the holy city of Karbala. – TradeArabia News Service