10 October 2018

Tanzania: Auwsa Set to Solve Arusha Water Woes in 2 Years

THE Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority (AUWSA) has inked four contracts worth 271.2bn/- aimed at improving water supply in the city.

The project, to be implemented in two years, will increase water supply to 200 million cubic meters a day.

AUWSA Managing Director Eng Ruth Koya said the project will have the capacity of supplying more water than residents of Arusha. "The water production will be able to sufficiently cater for 827,000 residents of Arusha," Ms Koya said after singing the contracts.

The City has a population of 500,000 residents. The occasion was witnessed by the Minister for Water and Irrigation Prof Makame Mbarawa.

The first contract, signed between AUWSA and Sino-Hydro Corporation Limited of China, will entail laying a network of water pipes which will crisscross the urban part as well as to build a water treating plant.

The city piping will cost 251.4 bn/- and the project will take about 24 months to be completed.

The water treating plant will be built at the cost of 6.6bn/- and expected to be completed by April 2020. AUWSA also signed a contract with Tanchi Brothers Construction Company Limited from China.

The contract consisting construction of the AUWSA headquarters, workshop and warehouse in the city at the cost of 5.3bn/- is to be completed by 2020. AUWSA, which also oversees water projects in Longido and Karatu districts, will also be establishing zonal offices whose construction works are to be undertaken by the Arusha-based firm of Kiure Engineering Company Limited.

The Minister for Water and Irrigation, Prof Makame Mbarawa, directed AUWSA to increase revenue collection from current 1.4bn/- to at least 1.8bn/- by the end of this month.

Prof Mbarawa told contractors to ensure that the projects are completed before or in time without compromising quality.

Mr Bao Yu, the representative of Tanchi Brothers Construction Company assured the minister that his firm was capable and the job will be done in proper time.

Meanwhile, AUWSA is currently building ten water tanks in different areas of the city, with total capacity to hold 45,500 liters.

Tanzania

Who Would Want to Kidnap Mohammed Dewji?

Tanzanian security organs are working round the clock to solve the puzzle surrounding the dramatic abduction of… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Tanzania Daily News. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.