UAE-based Metito has been selected by the US’ TRC to procure, design, manufacture, and supply process equipment related to the assembly of two water treatment plants in Iraq.

The Naser and Ghammas projects are worth $50m and will have a combined production capacity of 17.5 million cubic metres of water annually.

Situated in the north west part of Thi-Qar Governorate, Naser treatment plant will supply water to over 81,000 people residing in Naser and the communities around it.

Ghammas is located 70 kilometres south east of Al-Diwaniyah city and will cater to over 84,000 residents.

The plants will use the rivers of Al-Gharraf and Ghammas, which both passing through the centre of these towns.

The annual volume of treated water produced by existing facilities in both cities is around 3,538,000 cubic metres annually, which falls short of current demand for water.