Inspection of the vacuum sewerage system construction in Koliver Area, Anzali City, was carried out by JICA on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Mr. Yamazaki, Project Formulation Advisor in JICA Iran office, contractor of the construction work, construction supervising consultant, and an expert of JICA Expert Team attended the inspection.

This construction work is one of the joint pilot activities and has been implemented by Sewage Management Sub-committee under the Anzali Wetland Ecological Management Project- Phase II. Presently the household effluent generated in this area is directly discharged into the Anzali Wetland. However, after completion of the project, the wastewater will be pumped to the sewage treatment plant located in the western side of Anzali City.

According to the agreement between JICA and the contractor, 170 chambers were supposed to be installed in Koliver area in Anzali. The contractor has already completed installation of 170 chambers and is implementing the connection process. 119 houses have already been connected to the chambers (outside connection) and the rest of the house connections (total houses are 1000-1500) are under implementation. At this inspection, Mr. Yamazaki in JICA Iran Office, requested the contractor to improve some manhole works with some advices.

JICA hopes that this joint pilot activity will contribute to the restoration of Anzali Wetland and acceleration in development of sewerage system in the Anzali Wetland watershed.