Seychelles Seeks $116 Million USD for Sanitation Plan


Seychelles’ Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) is raising funds to implement the island nation's new integrated and comprehensive sanitation master plan. The planned changes, which are slated to kick off in 2020, will include the construction of 10 sanitation catchments on the three main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. The sanitation catchments will cost around $116 million. The plan also includes turning wastewater into reusable water and the treatment of sludge for other useable purposes such as fertilisers. If funds are available, the project is expected to start in two years and it will be done in phases after completion of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for each phase.