State Inks Deal To End Coast Region Water Woes

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A section of Mzima Springs. FILE PHOTO

By Daily Nation

Water shortages in Mombasa could soon be a thing of the past after the government obtained China’s nod to fund the Sh42 billion Mzima Springs II pipeline.

This comes barely weeks after Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho successfully petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to prioritize the project as he sought to alleviate the region’s water woes.

SH42 BILLION

Mombasa requires about 150 million litres of water daily, with the demand expected to increase to 187 million litres next year, explaining the urgency of this project.

Mzima Springs II, once operational, is expected to boost water supply to towns in Mombasa, Taita-Taveta, Kwale and Kilifi counties.

The deal, to be signed in the next few months after China’s Exim Bank board approved the environmental impact assessment, advances the pipeline project that will pump 105,000 cubic metres per day. Read more>>

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