ZimFund launches infrastructure development project

Published: 10 June 2013
The Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ZimFund) has implemented the first phase of its $29.65 million Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (UWSSRP), which will see developments in five municipalities including Harare, ventures Africa has reported.

Commenting on the $9.04 million initial phase project which is expected to rehabilitate 2 treatment works, complete the Chikanga Reservoir, and supply laboratory and other equipment for maintenance, ZimFund Manager, Eng. Emmanuel Nzabanita said, "I am delighted that this project that is expected to have a major impact on the people living in Mutare has commenced.

The UWSSR project has been designed to improve the health and social wellbeing of the residents of the beneficiary cities, through the equitable provision of adequate water supply and sanitation services, thereby reducing the wide spread of cholera and other water related diseases.

The ZimFund grant will enable the provision of urgent support for the restoration and stabilization of water supply and sanitation services in the six municipalities, by undertaking emergency rehabilitation to the systems and reducing pollution of the water sources.

In addition to the water and sanitation projects, ZimFund is also supporting the Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (EPIRP) to the tune of $35 million.

The EPIR Project is linked to UWSSR Project, in that it will also improve the electricity supply to the water treatment plant of the Harare city water supply as well as the other five urban water supply systems, with a possible contribution to the reduction in the incidence of cholera and other water related diseases.
- ventures-africa
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