The Palestine Water Authority (PWA) has given local and international contractors until 15 November to prequalify for four contracts to design and build an estimated Eur 60 million ($73.5 million) wastewater system at El-Bureij in Gaza.

The contracts are:

To design and build a wastewater treatment plant with capacity of 115,000 cubic metres a day (cm/d) at El-Bureij;

To build a 135,000-cm/d pumping station at Wadi Gaza;

To build a 3.7-kilometre ductile iron pressure main pipeline, connecting the El-Bureij plant and the Wadi Gaza pumping station;

To build a 5.4-kilometre, 1.5-metre-diameter concrete gravity pipeline between the El-Bureij plant and the Wadi Gaza pumping station, and a diversion chamber at El-Bureij.

Germany’s Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW) is funding the project and the consultant is Dorsch Consult, also of Germany.