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MZUZU WATER SUPPLY PROJECT PHASE II

The Board is currently implementing Phase II of the Mzuzu Water Supply Project to run up to December 2013. The project involves the installation of distribution pipelines from storage tanks to consumers. About 90 kilometre of pipeline will be laid within Mzuzu to reach out to people. In addition, the project will procure 3,000 meters thereby enabling 3,000 families or 180,000 people accessing water.

 

The project will also construct an office block across Luwinga so that the Board has a focal point on the Northern side of Mzuzu City. The construction works are being carried out by Plem Construction in joint venture with HE Jackson.

SONGWE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

Construction of Songwe Water Supply Project in Karonga is also underway.

BOARD FUNDED PROJECTS

The Board using its resources is currently constructing a new treatment plant at Ekwendeni. This means residents in Ekwendeni will no longer be supplied from Mzuzu.

Competed Projects

MZUZU WATER SUPPLY PROJECT PHASE I

The Board has completed construction of the upgrading works for Mzuzu water supply system. The facilities that were upgraded included the water treatment plant, transmission pipelines, pump stations and storage tanks. The works were constructed by Plem Construction Limited in joint venture with H E Jackson at a contract sum of about MK 1.2 billion.

LIKOMA WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

The Board has also completed the construction of Likoma Water Supply Scheme. The works carried out by Plem Construction Limited in joint venture with H E Jackson involved construction of intake structure in the Lake, construction of pump house including installation of electro-mechanical equipment, installation of pressure filters, construction of a sump, operators building and 1,000 cubic metre storage tank; installation of transmission and distribution pipelines, and construction of 30 communal water points. The system has a production capacity of 45 cubic metres per hour. The project cost MK400 million.

CHIZUMULU WATER SUPPLY PROJECT

The Board has also completed the construction of a water supply system for Chizumulu Island. The works were being carried out by H E Jackson in joint venture with Plem Construction Limited at a contract sum of MK 203 million and involved construction of pump house including installation of electro-mechanical equipment, installation of pressure filters, construction of a sump, operators building and 200 cubic metre storage tank; installation of transmission and distribution pipelines, and construction of 12 communal water points. The system has a production capacity of 45 cubic metres per hour.

CHITIPA ADDITIONAL BOREHOLES

The Board also finalized the drilling and development of two additional boreholes for Chitipa. The boreholes were drilled and developed by Unipumps Nigeria Ltd in joint venture with Saifro Ltd at a contract price of MK32 million.
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