US$ 25M contract for strengthening water and sanitation services in Tanzania awarded

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent agency of the United States federal government that is mainly responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance, recently awarded Tetra Tech, Inc. a five-year, US$ 25M, single-award contract to strengthen water and sanitation services in Tanzania.

Tetra Tech, Inc. is an American Pasadena, California-based consulting and engineering services firm that provides consulting, engineering, program management, and construction management services in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech to strengthen water and sanitation services in Tanzania

As per the contract, through the USAID Tanzania Water and Sanitation Activity, the American firms’ team of industry-leading water and sanitation experts will provide engineering and technical advisory services to strengthen Tanzania’s capacity to manage water resources infrastructure, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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It will also engage the private sector to stimulate innovation and investment to increase the availability of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) products and services across the East African country.

“Tetra Tech has supported USAID to improve access to water and sanitation in developing countries across the globe for more than 40 years,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO adding that, “We look forward to continuing to support the Republic of Tanzania to enhance water security and improve community access to critical water and sanitation services.”

The government of the Republic of Tanzania, as part of its Vision 2025, has committed to increasing access to improved sanitation facilities to 95% by the year 2025. The second five-year development plan (FYDP II) also set a target of 85% access to improved sanitation in rural areas.