17 Sep 2019
The U.S. $450m Kafulafuta water project in Zambia is forecast to be finalised by next year, constructionreviewonline reports.
Although the project is still in the process of being constructed, it is expected to be advantageous for 16,000 people in the Ndola district.
The China National Complete Engineering (CCEC) is responsible for the project, which is to be funded for by a loan from the Exim Bank of China, being China’s state-owned foreign trade bank.
Under the initiative, two pumping stations are set to be built and pump water to four drinking water plants. Additionally, the company will aid in the rehabilitation of drinking water distribution networks primarily in the districts of Masaiti, Mpongwe, Ndola and Luanshya. There will be 125 million m3 of water in the dam, and one million individuals in central Zambia will likely benefit from this project.
The drinking water supply project in Ndola will replace old pipes with new, efficient versions, Jonas Chanda, Member of Parliament for Ndola said. Until then, the Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company will implement drinking water kiosks so as to supply water to the population.
The Kafulafuta Water Supply System Project will boost the water quality and quantity for residents in Ndola, Luanshya and Masaiti in the Copperbelt Province. It will also be responsible for the creation of many jobs and business opportunities for locals.
Furthermore, the project will contribute to the Zambian public health system as well as the country’s social and economic development.