GABORONE, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Mahalapye, located approximately 200 kilometers north of Gaborone, capital city of Botswana, has long grappled with water supply challenges. In the past, the local water treatment plant had a daily capacity of 16 mega liters, falling short of the 20 mega liters demanded by residents.
In 2022, an upgrade project overseen by China State Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (CSCEC) in Botswana was successfully completed. This initiative introduced a new facility with an 18 mega-liter capacity, substantially boosting the plant's daily maximum output to 34 mega liters. The newly installed purifying tank not only reduces maintenance costs and saves energy, but also improved water quality with the addition of activated carbon filtration and chlorine dioxide disinfection processes.
This upgrade has significantly improved water supply and quality in Mahalapye, benefiting its residents and fostering a brighter future for the community.