Tanzanian water project 'to provide long-term relief to 82,000'

28 October 2009

An estimated 81,662 people in the Singida region of Tanzania could stand to benefit from a water preservation project, it has been suggested.

The $12.43 million (£7.6 million) reservoir construction plan - jointly funded by Opec, the government and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) - is set to begin next month and finish in 2011, the Citizen reported.

Acting director of the Singida Urban Water and Sewerage Authority Kombe Mushi was quoted by the news source as saying underproduction would be the biggest challenge facing the agency.

This is because only 5.18 million litres are currently being delivered to answer a demand for 7.15 million litres.

In addition to the construction of four water tanks capable of holding up to six million litres of water, a chlorination system will be built and is hoped to improve the sanitation situation in the region.

The Citizen recently blamed lack of clean water supplies for the fresh outbreak of cholera attacking Dar es Salaam.

Category: Water

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