dutch embassy and RVO visit The special treat project

March 7, 2019

On February 27th the Dutch embassy and RVO paid a visit to Ghana to verify and monitor the progress being made by The Special Treat Project. Both parties visited the public sanitation blocks and the toilet blocks in the medium security prison in Nsawam and also dropped by the construction site of treatment plant.

TST equipment preview RVO

February 5, 2019

On Monday, February 4th, we invited RVO to visit Nijhuis Water Technology, our supplier for the TST-project. After a good discussion about the technology for our project, we presented the equipment which is stored at Nijhuis and will soon be transported to Ghana.

Many thanks to Nijhuis Water Technology for showing us around!



VISIT FROM GHANA

December 6, 2018

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What do you do when your Ghanaian partners from MDF Africa and members of the Nsawam municipal assembly are in the Netherlands? You pay a visit to a fully operating digester tank and an innovative plastic recycling company of course! Many thanks to Groot Zevert Loon- en Grondverzetbedrijf B.V. and Save Plastics for showing us around!


Delagation of the dutch embassy

October 20, 2018

On Wednesday, the 17th of October, a delegation of the Dutch Embassy got acquainted with The Special Treat project. The Dutch Embassy delegation, led by the Deputy Head of Mission, was present at our presentation and joined us during the field visit.

We were also honoured by the Municipality Chief Executive of the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly and his staff for accompanying us during the visits to the project locations: Sanitation Blocks in the Nsawam Prison, Public Sanitation Block at the Nsawam market and the Waste Treatment site.

We are thankful that we had the possibility of sharing our ideas and showing the progress made.

update

October 7, 2018

Since July, the project site changed drastically. An access road has been constructed, a huge part of the site is cleared and levelled ready for civil construction. Furthermore, the temporary office building is taking shape.

Access road

July 6, 2018

The shape of the access road becomes visible since the start of the earthworks. With large machines the soil is transported to the site. Sand and gravel are used for the construction of the access road. Bitumen will be applied to the top layer of gravel.

 

Culvert  

May 14, 2018

To provide access to the construction site all year round, our constructor builds a double 90cm pipe culvert at the lowest point of the site. The culvert allows the rainwater runoff to flow to the lagoon nearby. To connect the access road to the main road a 90cm u-drain with slabs will be constructed.

 

Help of Ghanaian locals

March 19, 2018

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For weeks Ghanaian locals are helping us to clear the location for the Special Treat project site. With their machetes they are cutting our site clean. The locals came up with the offer themselves, having special interest in the palm trees, out of which they will produce palm wine that they can bring to the market. We’re working on a warm and steady relationship with our new neighbours

 

Stakeholders engagement

February 26, 2018

Last week we had a stakeholders engagement, meetings with people from the surroundings of the location for acceptance and update, at two locations where toilet blocks will be build as part of the project.