Incatema boosts the commissioning of water installations in Haiti due to COVID 19
6 April, 2020
Incatema Consulting & Engineering is boosting the commissioning of 8 wells that supply water to the Haitian capital, within the project to supply the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, for the purpose of making more litres of water per day available to the Haitian authorities and improve the hygiene measures that are so extremely necessary in the fight against COVID-19.
The project, financed by the InterAmerican Development Bank, is divided into two parts. The objective of the first is to equip and connect eight wells to the network for the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince and, the second entails enhancing the pumping capacity of the Mariani Pumping Station, located in one of the most deprived areas of the Haitian capital.
The eight water boreholes now commissioned in case they may be required are situated on both banks of the River Grise, and have been executed within the municipal boundaries of Croix des Bouquets (on the right bank of the river) and Pétionville (on the left). Incatema has also executed additional works to this project, such as the construction of a new drinking water tank on Vivy Mitchell hill, as already reported here
Coronavirus prevention protocols at work sites
Incatema has implemented safety protocols for the prevention of coronavirus at all of its work sites in Haiti and also in the Dominican Republic, Senegal and Angola, as explained by the Director of Infrastructures, Fernando Díaz: “Hygiene instructions have been provided to all employees and we are carrying out inspections to make sure that they are fulfilled. In this regard, workers’ use of the personal protective equipment supplied to them is being especially monitored while also ensuring that they maintain the recommended safety distance. Workers are also asked to stay at home if they present a fever and to report to the company any other symptoms that might be indicative of coronavirus.”
“At the works in Port-au-Prince in particular, sinks have been installed at different points on site to facilitate handwashing as per the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, as it is the principal measure in the fight against COVID 19”, says Díaz.