A water supply project was launched on October 20th, 2021 by the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment. A consortium of M/s Royal Techno Industries and Velko Infratek PPL JV will lay several pipes to serve 70 villages in Kyenjojo and Katooke municipalities from the Aswa River.
In Uganda, the government is pursuing the Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project (STWSSP). As part of this project, the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment recently started work on a water system in the municipalities of Kyenjojo and Katooke, Kyenjojo District. Drilling company Royal Techno Industries is forming a consortium with Velko Infratek PPL JV, an Indian water and sanitation solutions provider, to implement the project.
The consortium will build a piped system. Specifically, several pipes will be laid from the Aswa River, a tributary of the Muzizi River, to bring water to the Kyenjojo District. This water will supply 36 villages in Katooke and 34 villages in Kyenjojo.
The Royal Techno Industries-Velko Infratek PPL JV consortium has until May 2022 to deliver the project. The Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment has selected M/s Sari Consulting to oversee the work. “The population to be served by the Kyenjojo-Katooke water system is 26,316 initially (2022) and 73,101 by 2040,” the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment says.
Similar project launched in Kamwenge District
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the work in Kyenjojo District under the STWSSP. Kabingo also benefits from this project. In this municipality in Kamwenge District, 13 villages will be served with water from four boreholes by February 2022.
The Strategic Cities Water Supply and Sanitation Project will provide sustainable management and construction of water supply and sanitation systems in ten district capitals in Uganda by 2024. These facilities will benefit 390,000 people.