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Ministry of Water and Irrigation danganya toto budget

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    The government yesterday presented a programme that aims to end the chronic water shortage in Dar es Salaam and its environs, in 2015.
    Presenting the 2011/2012 budget proposal for the Ministry of Water and Irrigation on behalf of Minister Prof Mark Mwandosya, Minister of State in the President's Office ( Relationship and Co-ordination), Stephen Wassira said the programme is expected to cost 653.85bn/-.
    According to the minister, the programme would boost clean and safe water availability from the current 300,000 cubic metres (M3) per day to 710,000 cubic metres by 2014.
    He said the efforts would increase water availability from the current 55 per cent to 75 per cent by 2014, reaching 90 per cent by 2015.
    He said the programme whose implementation officially started in February this year is financed jointly by the government, Water Basket Fund, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the governments of Norway and India. The minister told the House that implementation of the programme would be completed in 2013/2014.
    The minister said the government in the last financial year conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the much touted Kidunda Water Supply Dam in Morogoro region.
    He said the designs and the preparation of the tender documents for the construction of the supply dam would be completed in December this year.
    Construction of an access road leading to the site would begin this financial year, he said, adding that 6.0bn/- has been allocated for the project.
    Another project involves the drilling of deep water wells at Mpera and Kimbiji in Dar es Salaam, an undertaking that started in 2010/2011 financial year.
    According to the minister, until June this year, an evaluation of property in locations where 20 wells would be drilled and constructed had been done and the compensations to the tune of 617m/- effected.
    He said the consultant engineer to supervise the drilling of the wells at Kimbiji and Mpera has been appointed and has already started looking into the preliminary designs. The consultant engineer would also supervise the search for the contractor.
    He also added that a Comprehensive Aquifer Assessment at Kimbiji started in April this year and would take 14 months. The consultant engineer to supervise the project, according to the minister, would soon be appointed.
    The other project is the expansion of Upper Ruvu Water Plant for which a process to appoint the consultant engineer who would expand the facility and lay the water pipe from Kibaha to Kimara in Dar es Salaam is going on.
    According to the minister, the consultant engineer would start work in November this year. Once a facelift is done on the facility it would be able to produce 143,000 cubic metres from the current 83,000 cubic metres.
    Wassira said expansion of Lower Ruvu Water Station started in March this year and would be completed in February 2013 at a cost of 32bn/-.
    He said in 2011/2012 expansion work for the facility would continue at the cost of 24.6bn/- which has already been allocated. Upon its completion, the station would be able to pump 280,000 cubic metres of water from the current 180,000.
    In line with the expansion work at Lower Ruvu Water Plant the government, using the Water Basket Fund, would also lay the water pipe technically known as duplicate line from the station to Dar es Salaam at a cost of 8bn/-.
    The minister also said to improve supply of clean and safe water for Dar es Salaam, Kibaha and Bagamoyo, the Dar es Salaam Water Supply and Sewarage Authority (Dawasa) has drilled seven deep wells, two of which are in Mburahati and five in Kimara.
    The government would also implement various water projects upcountry under close supervision of district councils. A total of 446.094bn/- has been allocated for the ministry in 2011/2012 fiscal year.

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