Chinese State-owned company, Sinohydro, is courting Harare City Council to help transform its sewage system.
Sinohydro intends to clean up Lake Chivero to improve the city’s water quality. Harare uses eight chemicals that include aluminium sulphate, lime, sodium silicate and sulphuric acid to treat water. At least $30 million is required annually to purify Harare water.
The company submitted an unsolicited expression of interest to arrange financing and implementation of the proposed project.The Council’s Environment Management Committee chairman accept the permission to negotiate with the Chinese firm.
Sinohydro company has registered its interest to work with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing and Harare City Council to implement Lake Chivero Water Environment Management and Treatment Project.
Sinohydro said the urban sewerage drainage basin should be centrally-treated on the basis of zones.