November 8

Tanzania to Allocate US $36 Million for Makonde Water Supply

The government of Tanzania has allocated a sum of US $36 M for the implementation of the Makonde Plateau Water Supply Project.

The move aims to help address the severe shortage of drinking water, exacerbated by drought. The water project sited in the Mtwara region, is a National scheme which consists of 6 separate water intakes and partly interconnected piped water distribution systems in Newala District, Mtwara Region.

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) was awarded the project contract, with scope of work involving; reinforcement of 6 km of pumping pipes from Mitema to Nanda, laying of a 300 mm steel pipe in parallel with the existing 300 mm steel pipe. Gravity main will also be reinforced from Nanda to Mtopwa by laying 2.2 km of 350 mm steel pipe, parallel to the existing 250 mm polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe.

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.

Source: Pumps Africa (link opens in a new window)

Investing, WASH