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NWSC strikes deal with two construction companies

posted 29 Dec 2011, 01:23 by RCN Uganda   [ updated 3 Feb 2012, 00:52 ]

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on Thursday signed a contract worth sh200 billion with two construction companies to construct a modern sewerage treatment facility.  

The money, given to them by the European Union (EU), the German government through KFW and the African Development Bank will construct a water waste treatment plant of capacity 45,000 cubic metres per day.

The construction companies include OTV France and Roko Construction Company and cementers.

William Muheirwe, The Managing Director NWSC said the special features of the treatment plant will include generation of 0.7 megawatts of power to meet power needs of the facility, treatment of waste water from Nakivubo channel.

Muheirwe also added that the plant will also cater for smell control and operations and maintenance by the contractor for at least three years.

The Minister of Water and Environment, Hon. Maria Mutagamba who presided over the signing ceremony said government has adopted improved sanitation and hygiene as one of the key national development strategies for eradicating poverty.

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