TANZANIA TO INVEST 750 MLN USD IN WATER PROJECTS WITH SUPPORT OF DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania will soon overcome its perennial water woes following a hefty injection of some 750 million US dollars (more than 1.6 trillion Tanzanian shillings) from development partners for various water projects in 17 regions of the country, including Zanzibar, says President John Magufuli.

The government was seriously looking forward to making sure that all villages in areas surrounding Lake Victoria are connected to potable water supplies, so as to protect these villagers from a host of health hazards, mostly water-borne ailments, he said at the inauguration of the 23 billion shillings Sengerema water project in Mwanza Region (Province) in northern Tanzania on Wednesday.

He thanked the Indian government which recently approved 500 million USD in financial support to help connect at least 95 per cent of Tanzania's urban households and 85 per cent of rural settlements across the country to potable water supplies by 2025.

I sincerely thank the African Development Bank (AfDB) for supporting water projects in Sengerema district which will receive more than 22 million litres when the project is completed come 2030 connecting more than 138,000 population, the President said.

The Sengerema water project, part of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Project (LVWATSAN), was implemented by the Mwanza Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MWAUWASA) through the facilitation of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK