Increased water supply for Dar es Salaam

The Tanzanian government has allocated some 653bn/- to boost water supply to Dar es Salaam by 2013.

The deputy minister for water Gerson Lwenge said that the government was implementing a programme to increase the supply of water to Dar es Salaam from water treatment plants in Upper and Lower Ruvu.

As part of its plans, the government would oversee the construction of dams such as Kidunda on the river Ruvu, south west of Dar es Salaam, as well as undertaking the drilling of 20 boreholes in Kimbiji and Mpera valleys.

Lwenge said that by the end of 2013 the quantity of water supplied to Dar es Salaam would increase from its present 300 million litres to 710 million litres per day.