Aweso stresses quality on 28 towns water projects

THE Minister for Water, Jumaa Aweso has called on contractors implementing water projects in 28 towns in the country to focus on quality.

The Minister made the call yesterday when he met with the contractors at his office in Dodoma to discuss various issues concerning implementation of the 500 million US dollars’ project (equivalent to 1.2bn/-).

The project is one of the largest strategic water projects in the country and it has been made possible by the government through a soft loan from the government of India through the Exim Bank of India.

Minister Aweso asked the contractors to be careful when executing the important task of providing Tanzanians with clean water services.

He asked the contractors to ensure that it is completed within the agreed time because the project is eagerly awaited by the people.

“People in those towns are waiting for this project so that they can get clean and safe water, therefore each one of you must make sure you work day and night to complete the project on time with the expected quality,” said Minister Aweso.

Minister Aweso told them about the expectations of President Samia Suluhu Hassan who witnessed the signing of the project at Chamwino State House in Dodoma recently.

The implementation of the 28 towns water project started on April 12, 2022 after the government completed the tax procedures and paid the advance payment to the contractors who are now scattered in various areas to implement the project.

This project will benefit the towns of Kaliuwa, Sikonge, Urambo, Kasulu, Mpanda, Kilwa Masoko, Nanyumbu, Ifakara, Rujewa, Makambako, Njombe, Wangingombe, Chunya and Chamwino.

Other towns that will benefit from the project are, Chemba, Singida, Manyoni, Mugumu, Geita, Kayanga, Chato, Handeni, Korogwe, Muheza, Pangani, Mafinga, Songea, Rorya / Tarime and Makonde.

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