The Dar es Salaam Water and Sewarage Authority (DAWASA) sealed the pact with China Henan International Cooperation Group (CHIICO) to supply water from Upper Ruvu via Kibamba area to Kisarawe township in the Coast Region.
The contract was signed by the DAWASA acting chief executive officer, Romanus Mwang’ingo and the Chico representative , Wang Xiaogang during a signing ceremony held at Kisarawe township.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Minister for Water and Irrigation, Eng. Isack Kamwele and the Minister of State , President’s Office., Regional Administration and Local Government, Selemani Jafo who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kisarawe constituency in the region.
Addressing to the public , the Minister for Water and Irrigation, Eng. Kamwele said the contractor would lay pipes from Kibamba area to Kisarawe township to implement President John Magufuli’s directive he made June 22 last year to supply water to the Kisarawe District headquarters , Kisarawe township and its outskirts including the industrial area from Upper Ruvu river costing 10,849,788,087/-.
Eng. Kamwele said that the construction of the water project would commence soon after the signing the contract and it would take 15 months to be completed and the contractor will have 12 months more for checking and rectifying the project according to the contract.
The objective of the project is to supply 4,080,000 litres of water per day to the township. The contractor would build a station to pump water whereby four pumps machines would be installed to insure water is pumped daily.
Eng. Kamwele assured Kisarawe township residents to get enough water supply after the completion of the project.
“ By 2020 I assure you will get enough safe and clean water by 100 per cent from the river,” he said.
The Regional Commissioner, Ernest Ndikilo thanked the government for the project and commended DAWASA for fulfilling its promise to supply water in the district.
“It is historical day of the event to the people of Kisarawe District. Many years ago the district had no such a project, it’s a dream come true to the people, “ he said.
MP ,Jafo requested the Eng. Kamwele to supply water from Mlandizi to Maneromango via Mzenga and to supply water from the river where a pipe is passing through in any village at least a distance of 12 kilometres away.
Also, Member of Parliament special seat, Zaynab Vulu also thanked the government for the project but further requested it to supply water to the nearby dispensaries and schools.
“We request water to be supplied to the dispensaries and schools even if by introducing rain water harvest system to these places in order to be assure of getting get clean and safe water, ‘ she said.