UAE-based Ajman Sewerage, a government venture in partnership with leading international water treatment experts Besix and Veolia, plans to invest Dh600 million ($163 million) for expansion of its modern infrastructure projects.
The move comes as part of the company’s new strategy to focus on environment preservation plans and customer experience enhancement programmes that will benefit the expanding emirate of Ajman.
Ajman Sewerage’s chairman Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi reviewed the investment plans, budget, and expansion strategies, which have been lined up for 2017 in co-ordination with the company’s board of directors.
Sheikh Rashid said: "With the Dh600-million ($163 million) expansion plan, we are committed to the development of a sustainable and modern sewerage system that is in line with the preservation of our environment. Our capacities and strategies alongside leading water treatment technologies aim to benefit Ajman’s citizens."
"We shall continue to provide best practice, leading-edge water treatment services and will also continually focus on revitalising Ajman’s environment with sustainable and water re-use initiatives," he stated.
The plan involves expansion of sewerage infrastructure, especially within the network coverage spanning Al Safia and part of Al Jurf 1, Al Jurf 2, Al Jurf Industrial and Al Ragayeb districts next year.
In 2018, Ajman Sewerage forecasts expansion in Al Mowaihat, Al Ragayeb and several other newly-developed areas in the emirate. By 2020, the size of the sewerage network is expected to double with more than 600 km of pipelines and 30 pumping stations in total, thus allowing 100,000 additional citizens to benefit from the modern sewerage infrastructure.
The company also plans to undertake upgrades of several pumping stations and construct a new major transmission pipeline in the centre of the city to cater for the water treatment and sewerage needs of a growing population in Ajman.
Presenting the latest initiatives to enhance its customer service department, Christophe Ledur, the general manager, said: "It is important that we align our customer services with expansion plans to ensure seamless customer experience."
"Alongside the mobile application and the new e-payment platform on our website which have been both launched in October this year, we will be allocating a new customer service centre in Al Rawdha district in 2017, which will further improve our customer’s accessibility to our services," he added.