Water supply to city of Nampula, Mozambique to double by 2013

6 September 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 6 Sept – The capacity to collect and supply water in the city of Nampula is set to double by 2013 when reconstruction and expansion work is finished on the city’s current system, said the chief executive of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) – Moçambique.

According to Mozambican newspaper, Notícias, Paulo Fumane was speaking at the ceremony to sign the contract for the project, worth US$37 million, with the Ceta/CMC consortium.

Fumane also said that with this work the water supply system to the city would increase from 20,000 cubic metres per day to 40,000 cubic metres, and conditions would be established for half a million inhabitants to have access to drinking water, which was twice the current number.

The current Nampula system, with capacity for 20,000 cubic metres, can only provide 16,000 cubic metres along the 440 kilometres of distribution network and for a period of 22 hours per day.

As the work has now begun collection, transport, storage and distribution capacity is expected to increase and repairs and expansion of the pumping station will be carried out in order to take it back to its nominal capacity of 20,000 cubic metres of water per day, installation of a new pumping station with the same capacity, laying a new pipe and new tanks with capacities of between 1,500 and 5,000 cubic metres. (macauhub)