SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has been engaged by the Arba Minch Town Municipality in Ethiopia to provide consultancy engineering services to improve sanitation planning and capabilities, as well as to improve the performance of the existing sanitation service chain.
This project is aimed at improving the public health and living conditions in Arba Minch, and will deliver the following key components:
•An improved sanitation service chain
•Improved sanitation planning and capabilities in Municipality
The project is in accordance with the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the One WASH National Program of Ethiopia. The Program brings together four key government ministries and their related sectors to modernise the way water and sanitation services are delivered to people. This project will engage relevant stakeholders in strategic and operational sanitation planning, as well as the delivery of these services within the sanitation service chain. This is aimed at effective and efficient utilisation of financial and human resources for the provision of sustainable sanitation services.
The contract was awarded in July 2017 and the project duration is 24 months, with downstream services being envisaged.