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Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project Takes Shape

30
Nov -0001

mzimba 2 Substantial progress continues to be registered on the Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project.
Under the main component of water infrastructure development, SAWA Group has completed nearly a third of construction works of the USD22.85 million project and is on schedule. Works are being carried out on all sites – the access road, treatment plant, reservoirs, office block, transmission and distribution lines.
On sanitation works, the contractor in also on the ground and has started works to rehabilitate sewer ponds at the Mzimba District Hospital and also construct ecosan toilets in selected schools within Mzimba Urban.
Once completed the project is expected to ease water supply challenges being experienced in Mzimba and also extend supply to over 5000 new customers.
The project is being financed by the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID): USD14.85 million, African Development Bank (AfDB): USD 5 million and Malawi Government/NRWB: USD 5 million.