George Mhango
May 8, 2015

The Malawi Government has completed rehabilitation of Mudi Pumping Station and Walkers Ferry Treatment Plant as well as the construction of three reservoirs, each with a capacity of 5 000 cubic metres together with their booster stations, pumping and supply pipelines in Blantyre.This is according to the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika.

President of Malawi Peter Mutharika

Mutharika says such works will go a long way in alleviating acute water shortages in the city of Blantyre.

“Government further is commenced to upgrading works on Kamuzu Barrage in Liwonde in order to address the structural stability concerns of the barrage and to improve its water regulatory capacity

“We finalized construction of Songwe Water Supply System; and undertook integration and expansion of Salima Lakeshore and Kasungu Water Supply Schemes,” he says.

Mutharika also notes that government will rehabilitate and expand twelve gravity fed schemes that will entail construction of 600 cubic metres localized storage reservoirs and break pressure tanks and 2,925 Communal Water Points.

“In addition, we will commence construction of 450 new boreholes and 166 sanitation facilities at public institutions such as schools, health and market centres,” he says.

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