United Nations Development Programme: Successful installation of Tajoura sewage treatment plant

The United Nations Development Programme announced the successful installation of a sewage treatment plant in the district of Tajoura

The installation of the unit will mean improved cleanliness for the hospital’s 15,000 annual patients as well as the more than 1,000 and 400 residents who live nearby[Photo: UNDP]
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the installation of a 400 cubic metre per day sewage treatment plant at Tajura’s National Heart Centre to improve cleanliness for the hospital’s 15,000 annual patients as well as the more than 1,000 and 400 residents who live nearby.

The program explained that the current station at the Centre had been out of service for years wear and tear and a lack of maintenance, and sewage had been pumped behind the hospital, causing contamination and damage to patients and people living nearby, but that with the delivery of the new plant through the Libya Stabilization Fund and the support of 13 international partners, an end to the contamination and damage had been reached.

During the ceremony at the city’s health centre, Tajura Mayor Abdel Fattah bin Osman stated that water after purification may be used in various places for irrigation, laundry, and firefighting vehicles.

Dr Abdul Rauf Faris, director of the Tajura Heart Hospital, stated: “Outside the hospital, doctors, nurses, patients, and residents were affected by the stagnant water that was generating infections from insects as well as the stink that made people feel uneasy. Today,

Abdul Rauf Faris, director of the Tajura Heart Facility, said they were delighted to receive the station, which will help people not just in the Tajura area, but also in other locations where the hospital receives patients from all across Libya.

Gerardo Noto, the UNDP Resident Representative in Libya, stated: “UNDP is collaborating with national and local governments to improve the quality of life for all Libyans.

Noto emphasized that resolving the sanitation issue at the National Heart Centre in Tajura was an example of their efforts in the health sector and contributing to a healthy environment, and was one of the sustainable development goals they sought to improve the well-being of people in Libya.

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