Kenya water infrastructure to improve with new facility

19 November 2010

A major water project is being undertaken in Kenya that will improve the infrastructure of the country.

At a cost of 1.4 billion Kenyan shillings (£10 million), the scheme is expected to improve the water supply for Nakuru and the Rift Valley region, the Daily Nation reports.

The Olbanita Water project is to get underway on December 3rd and it is being financed by the African Development Bank and the Kenyan government.

Bartonjo Chesaina, Rift Valley Water Services Board chairman, told the news provider: "Our ultimate target is to supply water for 24 hours with minimum interruption."

Once complete, the facility will be serving up to 600,000 people and it will produce 19,000 cubic litres of water on a daily basis.

Individuals in Uganda can also expect to see better water infrastructure in the future after a $3.2 million (£2 million) programme was started that will see new pumps constructed.

Categories: Water

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