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Implementation of 28-Urban Water Project in Songea, Tanazania, to start soon

Recently, the 28-Urban Water Project in Songea, Tanzania, was disclosed at the event for signing the contract for the project’s establishment, between the government and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CHICCO) by Jumaa Aweso. Mr. Aweso is the Water Minister, who was represented by Deputy Minister Maryprisca Mahundi.

The project, according to the contract, will boost Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority’s (SOUWASA) daily water use from 11.58 liters to 42.581 liters over the course of 32 months, beginning on March 10 of this year.

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According to him, the grand water project will address the municipality of Songea’s water problems. The project can supply water to 440,794 people. This also guarantees water availability.

Before the contract was signed, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Nadhifa Kemikimba, stated that after the project is completed, Songea’s residents will be supplied until 2045, when the municipality’s population will exceed 400,000.

Scope of the 28-Urban Water Project in Songea

He listed the works being carried out, including the construction of a 4.8 million liter dam, a 16 million liter per day treatment plant, 9 million liter water tanks, and a 10.5-kilometer pipeline from the dam to the tanks.

More than 800,000 km of pipelines for consumer distribution will also be deployed. This is according to Kemikimba. The 28-Urban Water Project in Songea will be implemented by the government. It will be considering regions where water supply services haven’t yet reached the people.

The project’s feasibility studies will be concluded in nine months.

Remarks on the project

Col. Laban Thomas, the regional commissioner for Ruvuma, lauded the government for ensuring that the region’s citizens have access to clean and safe water.

He stated that the Ruvuma Region has made significant progress in the provision of safe and clean water. He also noted that the service has hit 80.95 percent. Additionally, he said that Songea Municipality has attained 90 percent at 22 hours per day.

Dr. Damas Ndumbaro applauded the government for allocating funding to execute the project. Dr. Ndumbaro is the Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs and a Member of Parliament for Songea Urban.

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