Mwauwasa’s US $16.7m water project to serve over 45,000 residents in Tanzania

The Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Mwauwasa) plans to embark on a US $16.7m water project that will serve more than 45,000 residents, and eventually end the water shortage in the region.

The project includes two mini-projects in Misungwi and Magu districts in Mwanza Region and the other two at Lamadi in Simiyu Region. The European Investment Bank (EIB), French Development Agency (FDA) and the Tanzanian government are jointly in charge of funding the project.

According to the Mwauwasa Managing Director Eng. Anthony Sanga the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation are in charge of implementing the project.

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Increased water production

Meanwhile, only 8,000 out of 299,759 residents of Magu District have access to safe and clean water. This is according to the census conducted in 2012. Eng, Sanga noted that the completion of this project will see the production of more than 7.25m litres from the current 900,000 litres of water.

Supporting Eng Sanga’s comments, Magu District Executive Director Lutengano George said the completion of the project will also reduce the challenges that area residents faced looking for clean water for domestic use and consumption.

Meanwhile, in Misungwi District, the project will reach 23,315 residents in Misungwi town and in Nyahiti Village. The managing director said Mwauwasa was expecting to construct two water storage tanks within the city, which will have the capacity of holding 3,000,000 liters daily.

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