TANZANIA: 235 water points will supply the inhabitants of Tanga by June 2022

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The Tanga region in north-eastern Tanzania will soon benefit from 235 water points. Tanga Regional Commissioner Adam Malima recently signed 16 contracts with local contractors to implement the water supply project.

Improving the supply of clean water in the Tanga region of Tanzania. This is the aim of a project that is about to start. It involves the construction of 235 water points. The future installations will be spread over seven districts in the Tanga region. These are Pangani, Korogwe, Lushoto, Kilindi, Mkinga, Muheza and Handeni.

According to the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA), which is overseeing the water supply project in Tanga, the work will be carried out by local contractors selected through a tender process. Tanga Regional Commissioner Adam Malima recently signed contracts (16) with several companies for a total of $8.2 billion.

Delivery of facilities in June 2022

A total of 95,043 people will benefit from continuous water supply in Tanga, “increasing the supply rate from 3.9% to 64.1% in the region by the end of the project,” says RUWASA regional director Upendo Lugongo.

The companies in charge of implementing the drinking water project will have to deliver the facilities by the end of June 2022. “I do not expect any delay in the implementation of this project, because it is urgent to meet the drinking water needs of the people of Tanga,” said Tanga Regional Commissioner Adam Malima. Like Tanga, several regions in Tanzania are facing water shortages. In the Kilimanjaro region, the Tanzanian government re-launched the Mwanga-Same-Korogwe drinking water project in January 2021 to supply 440,000 people.

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In its first phase, this project will allow the construction and operation of a raw water intake, a drinking water plant, storage tanks, 12 km of pipelines, as well as a power line to supply the whole. The second component covers the construction of a water pumping station in Kisangara, a storage tank in Kiverenge, a gravity main and service tanks. The government-owned Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) is carrying out the work.

Inès Magoum

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