Infrastructures developed by Incatema are the backbone for sustainable development in the countries of implantation

4 March, 2022

On the occasion of World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, Incatema notes the importance of the engineering projects it carries out on various latitudes of the planet and which serve as levers for economic and social development.

Aware of the role infrastructures have to play in articulating development, Incatema executes its projects always bearing in mind sustainable development and the environmental protection of the countries of implantation.

Sustainable engineering for water management in developing countries

Among the main works Incatema is executing, we would highlight water management infrastructures, aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal number 6, right of access to clean water and sanitation. In this regard, the company is advancing at a good pace with the works to rehabilitate and expand the drinking water systems in the towns of Hinche, L’Azile and Ville Jérémie, in Haiti, thanks to which more than 200,000 people will benefit from having a connection to water supply and sanitation networks.

At the same time, the company is building three drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) in Senegal which will benefit more than one million people in the towns of Kédougou, Foundiougne and one sector of Dakar city. This overall project of 12.8 million euros is commissioned and funded by the National Water Company of Senegal (SONES), which is particularly significant in development terms because more than 69% of Senegal’s population does not have access to a safe water source.

On a separate note, Incatema is carrying out other sustainable engineering projects which, in addition to SDG6, pursue SDG 14 (conserve and sustainably use ocean, sea, and marine resources), such as the remodelling and extension of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the construction of an underwater outfall, both in the Senegalese capital, specifically in the district of Cambérène. These infrastructures will play their part in decontaminating the North zone of Dakar, an area with a high level of pollution.

According to Fernando Díaz, Incatema’s Director of Infrastructures, “Incatema’s commitment and responsibility stems, on the one hand, from the experience obtained throughout our history of more than 25 years, and on the other hand from a solid structure in terms of the human and technological resources available to design, build, and manage projects efficiently. Sustainable development principles are taken into account in all of our projects: pursuing a balance between society, natural resources, and economic wellbeing”.