Water infrastructure to improve in Zimbabwe

19 January 2011

Water infrastructure in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, is to be improved thanks to investment from the South African government.

The four million South African rand (£346,000) is being earmarked to improve the city's waste and water operations.

Movement for Democratic Change - the party controlling the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) - is happy the application has been accepted.

Bulawayo is the second biggest city in the country and the BCC received over AU$4 million (£2.5 million) last year to help carry out repair work on the system.

Councillor Thaba Moyo has already stated as much as AU$1 million of the money will be used to rehabilitate the collapsing infrastructure.

Part of the reason for the poor state of the sanitation system is there has been no master plan to cope with the growth of Bulawayo.

The African Development Bank recently gave two grants worth €1.83 million (£1.5 million) to Ghana that will see its water infrastructure improve.

Category: Water

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