Kenya's water infrastructure to improve thanks to emergency works

20 January 2011

Kenya is to benefit from enhanced water infrastructure after a 100 million Kenyan shilling (£805,000) improvement project was completed.

According to Daily Nation, emergency work at the Dunga treatment plant has now been finished and so the residents of Kisumu - a port city in the east of the country - will have sufficient access to water again.

Lake Victoria South Water Services Board chief executive Michael Ochieng' said: "Kisumu has been said to sit on the shores of the second largest fresh water lake in the world, but her residents lack water; that will be a thing of the past."

An additional 24,000 cubic metres of the liquid will now be produced, which is a vast improvement on the original 22,000 cubic metres.

The money is part of 3.9 billion Kenyan shilling grant received from the French government.

Allan Odhiambo, writing for Business Daily, recently stated the country is to receive 78.6 billion Kenyan shilling from Chinese investors to improve transport infrastructure.

Category: Water

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