MULEBA NRWSSP Exclusive

General Introduction and rural setup of the national rural water supply and sanitation program

National Rural water supply and Sanitation Programme (NRWSSP) is the national program that intends to increase water accessibility and improve hygiene and sanitation condition of rural communities. The programme is being implemented to compliment various policies, strategies and program in order to achieve sustainable development in Tanzania. Among of these include; The Water Sector Development Programme (2005-2025), The National Water Policy (NAWAPO 2002), The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA-2005) and National Development Vision 2025. The programme is co-financed by The World Bank (WB) and the Government of Tanzania (GoT) through the Ministry of Water (MoW).

The phase one implementation of the NRWSSP in Muleba District commenced in October, 2009 and ended in July, 2012. This phase marked the preparatory stage that included feasibility studies and designs for various sub-projects. 10 villages of Katembe, Kabare, Kangaza, Kyota, Karutanga, Katoke, Muyenje, Kishoju, Iroba, and Kinagi are among the beneficiaries of this programme. Tanzania Association of Environmental Engineers (TAEEs) in association with NIRAS was hired consultants for phase one implementation which was a design phase.

The phase two of project implementation that include construction of project infrastructures and other associated activities begun on April 2013 after procurement of contractor and consultant to undertake the said assignment. Tanzania Association of Environmental Engineers (TAEEs) was again hired to supervise the civil activities and conduct facilitation services whereas Dynotech Engineering Limited is the contractor for the work.

The phase two of project implementation that include construction of project infrastructures and other associated activities begun on July 2012 after procurement of contractor and consultant to undertake the said assignment. Tanzania Association of Environmental Engineers (TAEEs) was again hired to supervise the civil activities and conduct facilitation services whereas General Intertech Construction Services Limited (GICS) is the contractor for the work.

However, phase two implementation started with two sub-projects namely Kyota Water Supply and Sanitation sub-Project and Kabare Water Supply and Sanitation sub- Project. For this reporting, only facilitation activities for Kabare Water Supply and Sanitation Project as implementation of civil activities have not commenced as the contractor for this project is still in the mobilization period and the site has not been handled over to him.

Kyota Water Supply and Sanitation sub-Project aims at improving water supply service in three villages of Kyota, Ruteme and Kagulamo that were initially sub villages of Kyota village before 2010 where they were upgraded to stand as independent villages. All together the project intends to serve population of about 7,243 people immediately after its construction. Moreover, the project is designed to serve about 9,946 people at the end of its design period (10 years after construction).

Generally, this phase II of the project implementation of rural water supply in Karagwe will construct the following infrastructures:-

  • Construction of spring intakes at Kaziba and Nyindo
  • Fencing of intake sites
  • Construction of sump well at Kaziba intake site in Kyota
  • Construction of pumping houses at Kaziba (Kyota) and Nyindo (Ruteme) intakes
  • Purchase, supply and install surface water pumps and diesel engines at Kaziba and Nyindo
  • Supply, installation and testing of 39, 537m of  pipeline of different sizes
  • Supply, installation and testing of valves and fittings
  • Construction of water storage tanks (90m3 at Kyota, 135m3 at Ruteme and 45m3 at Kagulamo villages)
  • Construction of forty nine (49) valve chambers
  • Construction of thirty nine  (39) domestic points(DPs)
  • Construction of ninety (90) pipe markers
  • Construction of VIP latrines
  • Sensitization and promotion of Rain water harvesting technique using roof Catchment

Project progress reports that entail stage by stage implementation of the National rural water supply and sanitation project (NRWSSP) – Phase II in Muleba District council and specifically for Kyota, Ruteme, Kagulamo and Kabare villages will be uploaded from time to time to give highlights of what is being implemented on ground.

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