On-going Projects

Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project
The US$22.85 (MK16.7 billion) Mzimba Integrated Urban Water and Sanitation Project is currently in progress. The main objective of the Project is to improve the welfare of the people of Mzimba through the provision of potable water and sanitation services. The project has two major components – water infrastructure development and sanitation and hygiene.
Currently construction works for the water component are in progress. The works will be carried out over a period of 18 months from May 2017 to October 2018 to be followed by a defects liability period.
The Board also engaged DBM Construction and M&J Construction in Joint Venture to supply materials and construct sanitation facilities at Mzimba at a contract sum of MK287,461,373.00. The works commenced in August and will run for 12 months to be followed by a 12 months’ defect liability period.
The Board had also engaged Water Waste and Environmental Consultants to prepare sanitation and hygiene investment plan for Mzimba which was launched in April 2017. The Board also engaged EMD Consulting Engineers in association with ARCOD to conduct sanitation marketing and hygiene promotion at Mzimba Town up to 2018.
The project is being financed by Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) – US$14.85 million, African Development Bank (AfDB) - US$ 5 million and the Malawi Government/NRWB - US$ 3 million. The project is expected to complete in June 2019.

Malawi NRWB Water Efficiency Project
Malawi NRWB Water Efficiency Project is financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to the tune of MK15.8 billion (approximately €20.5 million). This is a 4-year project which is running from 2016 to 2019. The project is for implementing stop-gap measures necessary to sustain water supply to Mzuzu City and Ekwendeni. The project was conceived after noting that it was taking long to source MK87.6 billion (approximately US$120 million) required to construct a second dam (Lambilambi Dam) to supply water to Mzuzu City and surrounding areas.
The Project involves:
a. Reduction of non-revenue water from 36% to 20% by the year 2020 and implementation of GIS/Hydraulic Model and replacement of malfunctioning water meters
b. Upgrading of Ekwendeni Water Supply System so that Ekwendeni is not supplied water from Mzuzu
c. Exploration, drilling and development of boreholes in Mzuzu and Ekwendeni
d. Upgrading and extension of water distribution systems in Mzuzu and Ekwendeni.
The processes for engaging consultants, contractors and suppliers required for the project are at an advanced stage. Works are expected to commence in August 2018 and will be completed by December 2019.