Five contracts valued at a total of about $30 million have been awarded to local contractors as part of a $245 million water and sewerage programme for the Mediterranean city of Antalya. The client is the Antalya Water & Sanitation Administration (ASAT).

Ima Muhendislik has won a contract valued at TL 873,689 million ($8.9 million), which mainly comprises the construction of three new reservoirs, and the repair of the Caglayan reservoirs.

A venture of Alke and Atac has been awarded a contract valued at TL 545,064 million ($5.6 million), which includes the erection of a water supply pumping station with a capacity of 1,300 litres a second, and rehabilitation of existing pumping stations.

Two contracts valued at about TL 1.2 million million ($12.3 million) have been awarded to Enka for foul sewerage. A contract valued at TL 338,774 million ($3.5 million) has also been awarded to Dogus for the construction of one wastewater pumping station and the upgrading of another.

The ASAT programme will meet the water supply and sewerage needs of the rapidly expanding resort city. Antalya’s resident population is expected to reach 960,000 by 2005 from the present 535,000, not taking into account substantial seasonal increases from tourism. The programme is being funded by about $145 million in loans from the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.

ASAT is still negotiating with a venture of France’s Lyonnaise des Eaux and the local BTP Enka for a 10-year operation and maintenance contract for water supply and sewerage services (MEED 30:8:96). The consultant to ASAT is the UK’s Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners, together with the local Su Yapi.