Chimoio, Mozambique, 29 Sept – The governor of the province of Manica, in central Mozambique, has said that refurbishment and expansion of the water supply system based on the Chicamba dam will be concluded in 2010.
The work, which was handed over in 2008 to China Henan International Cooperation Group, is due to cost US$44.7 million and will make it possible to supply drinking water to Chimoio, Manica and Gondola.
The Chicamba system is a project funded by the Mozambican and Dutch governments, which involved construction of a new treatment station, reconstruction and expansion of the water collection unit at the Chicamba dam.
The project also includes construction of six water storage tanks, the biggest of which will be built in Chimoio (the provincial capital), with a capacity of 10,000 cubic metres.
Other tanks will be built in Chicamba, Manica, Gondola, Messica and Bandula.
The Chicamba dam is located along the river Revué. (macauhub)