1million Dar, Kisarawe residents to benefit from ongoing water project

04Jul 2020
Amri Lugungulo
The Guardian
1million Dar, Kisarawe residents to benefit from ongoing water project

​​​​​​​ABOUT one million Dar es Salaam and Kisarawe residents are expected to benefit from two water projects of Kibamba-Kisarawe and Pugu-Kisarawe after completion in 2035.

A recent statement released by the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage  Authority (DAWASA) Community Liason section said the two projects are implemented by the authority at a cost of 18.039bn/-.

Upon completion, the projects will benefit the residents who are currently in need for clean and safe drinking water.

The Kibamba–Kisarawe water project which was inaugurated by President Dr John Pombe Magufuli has already seen 1,650 people being registered for connection to get water.

The president also laid down foundation stone for the Kisarawe-Pugu project on the same day when he visited the district on Sunday last week.

DAWASA said in the statement that the Kibamba–Kisarawe project will cost 10.649bn/- and that is expected to benefit residents of Kisarawe town and its surrounding villages of Kiluvya, Kazimzumbwi, Kwembe, Kisopwa, Mloganzila and special industrial areas in the district.

The Kisarawe-Pugu water project will cost 7.34bn/-, it will benefit  residents of Pugu, Majohe, Gongo la Mboto, Kigogo, Bangulo, Ukonga Airwing, Kinyamwezi, Buyuni, Chanika and  some areas of Kinyerezi-Tabata in the city, after completion.

The projects constructed by the authority and the Chinese contractor—CHICO is being consulted by an Indian company WAPCOS Limited.

The contractor signed a contract with DAWASA on May 21, 2018 and the construction started on June 27, 2018 after President Magufuli directed the authority on June 21, 2017 to construct the project pumping water from Upper Ruvu River via Kibamba village in Coast region.

The authority also built a reserve tank with capacity of six million litres equivalent to 6,000 cubic meres.

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