SQH to build two Syrian STPs
Firm wins BOT deal for Jaramana and Swuedah facilities
Syrian-Qatari Holding (SQH) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Housing and Construction for a BOT contract to build two sewage treatment plants in a Damascene suburb and in the city of Swuedah.
The news was announced during the Public Private Partnership Conference being held in the Syrian capital, shortly after the ministry had indicated that the country needed around 183 new STPs to keep up with demand.
The two projects are located in Jaramana and Swuedah, and SQH is currently evaluated the potential regional and global firms to help with the developments.
"This partnership with the Ministry of Housing and Construction contributes to answering the country's need for clean water for industrial and agricultural use," said Hassan Mukayed, CEO of SQH.
"Our investment in the sewage treatment plants will also play an important part in restraining water pollution in Damascus suburbs, Swuedah and the neighbouring areas. This project is fully in-line with SQH's focus on the development of infrastructure projects that can contribute to Syria's economic development and the well-being of its citizens".
The ministry will be responsible for delivering the waste water to the treatment facility, as well as ensuring that an off-take of the output is provided.