Water supply preps

Herald Reporter
Preparations for the implementation of a US$30 million Small Towns Water and Sanitation Programme expected to improve water supply and sewage systems in 14 towns in the country are now at an advanced stage, a Unicef official says.Unicef Zimbabwe spokesperson Mr Victor Chinyama told The Herald that his organisation was in the process of vetting contractors, finalising technical assessments and preparing individual town projects which would lead to an improved operational capacity and efficiency of piped water supply and sewage systems in the target towns.

“Programmes of this magnitude demand a heavy investment in the preparatory phase, meaning the tendering and contractual processes, together with the technical assessments and formulation of projects for individual towns,” he said.

“According to our work plan, we should commence implementation of works in the second quarter of 2014 and the overall goal of the Small Towns Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme is to reduce the burden of water-borne diseases.”

The US$30 million project was launched in February this year and will provide support to 14 local authorities namely Bindura, Chipinge, Chiredzi, Chivhu, Gokwe, Gwanda, Hwange, Karoi, Mutoko, Mvurwi, Plumtree, Rusape, Shurugwi and Zvishavane.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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  • Kazana

    The Zimbabwe nation is extremely grateful to UNICEF and its donors for their funding and expertise on this extremely important project.
    Our thanks especially goes to the following UNICEF donors and their populations, who have always expressed their solidarity in supporting the Zimbabwean people in developing their infrastructure and nation.

    Rank _______ UNICEF Donor 2011 ______________ Total US$

    1 _______ United States of America ____________ 345,431,630
    2 _______ United Kingdom ___________________ 290,661,979
    3 _______ Norway __________________________ 225,725,154
    4 _______ European Commission ______________ 216,526,789
    5 _______ Japan ___________________________ 192,816,970
    6 _______ Sweden __________________________ 176,156,071
    7 _______ Netherlands _______________________142,945,016
    8 _______ Australia _________________________ 137,652,640
    9 _______ Canada __________________________ 132,459,180
    10 ______Japan NC _________________________ 128,052,703
    11 ______Germany NC _______________________ 101,457,078
    12 _____ US Fund __________________________ 86,809,894
    13 _____ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ________ 83,096,016
    14 _____ France NC _________________________ 81,819,799
    15 _____ Netherlands NC _____________________ 72,374,475
    16 _____ Sweden NC _________________________71,390,950
    17 _____ Republic of Korea NC _________________ 62,475,577
    18 _____ Denmark ___________________________ 56,988,660
    19 _____ Italy NC ____________________________ 50,720,708
    20 _____Spain ______________________________ 50,487,833

    • Kotsanai

      Can only see the West and its Allies, where are all our look East friends and the BRICs?