Lusaka, March 12, 2015, ZANIS —The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has continued the feasibility studies for the Lusaka sanitation project aimed at rehabilitation the existing infrastructure at a cost of over 200 million euros.
Public Relations Manager Topsy Skalinda told ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today that the main objective of the project was to improve sanitation in Lusaka city through rehabilitation of existing waste water treatment plants and associated main collectors, pump stations and sludge.
Mr.Sikalinda said the Lusaka sanitation project was estimated to cost Euros 208 million and for the first time in the history of LWSC, the company has managed to secure key infrastructure development project.
He added that the project is expected to involve huge financial investments in the development of water and sanitation infrastructure.
Mr.Sikalinda explained that once implemented, the Lusaka sanitation project will improve the water utility’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 add that the project will be coupled with health and hygiene promotion and
marketing and technical assistance, as actual physical works are expected to commence in 2016.