Metito celebrates Iraq deal

Metito_IraqMetito announces latest project in Iraq worth more than US$9mn.Metito has announced its latest project in Iraq worth more than US$9mn that helps to cement its position as a major provider of total, intelligent water management solutions in the region.

Improving infrastructure

"Iraq is striving to improve infrastructure across the whole country which will create interesting opportunities for the water sector," said Mustafa Hasan, general manager of Metito Jordan, Iraq and Syria.

In fact, Iraq is continuing to move forward with its strategic plans to invest in infrastructure which clearly reflected in its commitment to invest US$5.3 billion in new projects over the next two years.

Keen to play a role

Metito is keen to make its latest project yet another venue through which it can play a role in supporting the efforts being invested in developing this strategic country.

The group's work on this project will see it join forces with Balad Al-Khebra to upgrade the main Freeha Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the holy city of Karbala, located around 100-km South-West of Baghdad.

Improved capacity and quality

Upon completion in Q4 2012, the development works will see the plant capacity increased to accommodate 60,000m3 of effluent per day.

Mohammed Al Ezzi, general manager Balad Al-Khebra, said; "The plant was built in the seventies in the suburbs while it is now considered to be the epicenter of Karbala. The city is witnessing a population growth and an increasing number of visitors which urges the need of such investment into the water infrastructure."

"Our work will ensure an improved quality of the treated effluent while eliminating odour problems in the surrounding area among other implications."

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