ABOUT two hundred thousand new customers are expected to be connected to the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) network after the completion of Kimbiji 12 boreholes project which will benefit some areas of Dar es Salaam and Coast regions respectively.
DAWASA Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Cyprian Luhemeja unveiled this to the authority’s Board of Directors Chairman, retired General Davis Mwamuyange during his official tour of the boreholes located in Kigamboni, which he said are a vital solution to reducing water blues in some parts of the two regions.
Eng Luhemeja told General Mwamunyange that the Kimbiji borehole project which was earlier delayed due to various reasons is going on well, and that four of the boreholes have been completed and the contractor is looking forward to handing them over to the authority so that they can start providing water to the public in Kigamboni and other areas in the city.
“We have ordered the contractor to handover to the authority the boreholes which have been completed so that the authority can start building other infrastructure for water distribution,” he said.
Each of the boreholes is capable of producing over 260,000 cubic litres of water per day, and its completion will be a solution to water scarcity in various areas in the city.
Speaking after the tour, General Mwamunyange said the tour of the Kimbiji boreholes project is part of his official tour which aims to see the progresses after being shown the project’s paper work.
The former Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Chief of Defence Forces, General Mwamunyange commended the job done by the contractor, but however urged Dawasa and the contractors to work even harder to ensure the projects are completed on time and avoid further delay.