(Ecofin Agency) - The international “water 2017” conference held in Israel a week ago provided the government an opportunity to prospect for new partners in the field of water treatment and supply in Gabon.
The Minister of Water and Energy, Patrick Eyogo Edzang, who led the Gabonese delegation to this conference, had a working session with the managers of the water company Odis, based in Tel Aviv.
“Israel is one of the first countries in the world in the matter of water management. We met with some suppliers, we visited Odis which specializes in water treatment, and we also noticed that Odis technology is particularly advanced,” the minister said during a broadcast on the State-owned channel.
According to him, the resorption in the supply of water in Gabon households calls for innovative and suitable solutions in some areas. “There are light processing units that could help us in Gabon, especially in smaller cities that can process a certain volume of water per hour. This is quite interesting,” he continued.
He also stressed that the technological leap could make it possible to catch up with the gap in water supply thanks to the new technologies implemented by some operators.
"New water processing plants no longer need large masonry or large processing tanks. They rather need anti-corrosion processing units processed and galvanized which allow rapid treatment and can adapt to our needs and time. "