By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Government, through the treasury has released Five Million Kwacha for the completion of the remaining works on the Chongwe Water Supply Improvement Project, in Chongwe.
The Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, through the Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company is implementing the 28 Million Kwacha project.
Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Public Relations Officer Amos Zulu said this is a long term intervention to the water challenges in the district.
Mr Zulu said the Contractor, Zambezi Drilling Exploration Limited has since re – mobilized to complete the remaining 15 per cent of the works.
He said this involves the construction of 8 kilometers pipeline from Margaret Mwachiyeya to Chongwe Town.
Mr Zulu said the project involves the development of a wellfield with 4 boreholes, construction of a 400 cubic meters ground reservoir, construction of a booster station and laying of a transmission pipeline.
“It is envisaged that the Chongwe Water Supply Improvement Project will, in the mid to long term period address the water supply challenges that have been experienced in the recent past,” he said.