Around 350,000 inhabitants of Chimoio, Manica and Gondola to have piped water by 2012

26 August 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 Aug – Seventy percent of the around 500,000 inhabitants of the cities of Manica and Chimoio and the town of Gondola, in Mozambique’s Manica province will have access to piped water as of 2012, following the launch of the Chicamba water supply project, work on which is expected to be concluded in the first half of 2012, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

As well as those cities and town, drinking water will also be provided to the towns of Messica, Machipanda, Bandula and Cafumpe.

The work, which is expected to cost over 31 million euros and be co-funded by the governments of Mozambique and the Netherlands, include, as well as transporting the water to the towns and cities, construction of the respective distribution networks.

Amongst the work already carried out since the start of work in November 2007, was construction of a water treatment plant and pumping station in Chicamba and water storage facilities in Manica with capacity for 200 cubic metres, in Messica and Badula with capacity for 500 cubic metres and for Gondola, in the city of Chimoio, with capacity of 10,000 cubic metres. (macauhub)