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Tanzania’s Kidunda dam water project to commence in july.
The long awaited Kidunda Dam water project in Morogoro Region in Tanzania will commence in july 2018. Negotiations between the Dar es Salaam water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) and the National Social Securtiy Fund (NSSF) are ongoing as the project is aimed at increasing the water supply within the Dar es Salaam and Coast region.
DAWASA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Romanus Mwang’ingo, said the authority was in a meeting with NSSF to conclude the deal. Terms of the deal will have DAWASA finance the US $215m project, of which US $3.15m has been offered as compensation. An average of 2,000 resident or more in 8 villages of Morogoro Rural District will benefit from this project.
Apart from the Kidunda dam project, Kimbiji and Mpera boreholes in Kigamboni are also being considered as new sources of water. This is in a bid to boost supply from Ruvu River which currently provides Dar with water.
DAWASA is currently undertaking water projects amounting to US $32.93m, of which upon completion will see over 500,000 residents of Dar es Salaam and Coast regions gain access to water services.
The US $32.4m project will set up nine big water tanks with 3 and 6m litres in water storage capacity. It will also help put up other four centres of pumping water.