KAMPALA – Water shortage in Kampala and the surrounding areas will soon be history after the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) awarded the contract for the construction of the new water treatment plant for Kampala to SOGEA SATOM, a French company.
Speaking at the contract signing ceremony at their head office in Nakasero, Kampala, on Monday, Dr Silver Mugisha, the NWSC managing director, said the new plant will be pumping 160 million litres of water daily and it will be supplying parts of Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala.
“This project is bigger than Ggaba I, II and III, and it will improve supply for Kampala, which has been experiencing dry zones because of the increasing population but the new plant will be supplying Kampala until 2032,” Dr Mugisha said.
He said the project is to be constructed at 80 million Euros project, with funding from Germany agency KfW, the European Investment Bank, the French Funding Agency and the European Union Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.
Dr Mugisha said the contractor is now expected to embark on the project design, which will take six months, before beginning on the actual construction in January 2019 which will take 24 months.
He added that they have already acquired land for the project, adding that transmission lines and pipes are already being manufactured here.