Mwauwasa to help reduce Tanzania water shortage by developing a US $16.7m water project.

Tanzania which has been having a short supply of water in recent years is expected to have a US $16.7m water project that will be embark by Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Mwauwasa) that will serve at-least  45,000 residents in the country.

The mini-project which is jointly funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), French Development Agency (FDA) and the Tanzanian government will be located in Misungwi and Magu districts, Mwanza Region and the other in Lamadi, Simiyu Region.

A census was carried-out in 2012 which was discovered that only 8,000 out of 299,759 residents of Magu District have access to safe and clean water.

Mwauwasa Managing Director, Engr. Anthony Sanga; ”The completion of this project will see the production of more than 7.25m litres from the current 900,000 litres of water.”

Magu District Executive Director, Lutengano George; ”The completion of the project will also reduce the challenges that area residents faced looking for clean water for domestic use and consumption.”

The project is been implemented by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.

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