The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has started conducting feasibility studies for the Lusaka sanitation project which will cost 208 million Euros.
LWSC Public Relations Manager Topsy Sikalinda told ZANIS in an interview February 26, that the main objective of the project is to improve sanitation in Lusaka city through rehabilitating existing waste water treatment plants and associated main collectors, pump stations and sludge treatment.
Mr. Sikalinda said the Lusaka sanitation project will be implemented by government through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing but with financial support from the European Investment Bank, World Bank and the African Development Bank.
He said for the first time in the history of the country, LWSC has managed to secure key infrastructure development project.
He added that the project will involve huge financial investment in the development of water and sanitation infrastructure.
Mr. Sikalinda explained that once completed and implemented, the Lusaka sanitation project will definitely improve LWSC’s sanitation service delivery capacity.
He further stated that the other component of the project will address the sanitation
situation in peri-urban areas through on-site and off-site sanitation facilities.
He added that the project will be coupled by health and hygiene promotion and marketing and technical assistance as actual physical works were expected to commence in 2016