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    Unicef releases $600 000 to Chiredzi Town Council



    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    CHIREDZI
    – Unicef has released over $600 000 to Chiredzi Town Council for the rehabilitation of water supply and sewerage systems in the town.
    The financial support will see the improvement in water supply and sewerage system by way of repairs, replacement and reconstruction of broken down equipment and infrastructure of water supply and sewerage systems.
    The official handover of the project was made at Council Boardroom last Tuesday where the contracted company Multiforce Private Limited was also made known to the public.
    Unicef representative Michael Kubare said the program which is supported by Australian Aid provides support to 14 local authorities by undertaking works for rehabilitation of water supply and sewerage systems. He said Unicef awarded the contract to Multiforce Pvt Ltd which will be paid just over $600 000 to do the work which is aimed at reducing the burden of diarrheal diseases, the risk of cholera as well as maximizing the delivery of safe drinking water.
    "It is a program being carried out in 14 towns that needed critical intervention in those areas and as we handover the work to our contractor Council will be playing a supervisory role and make sure that the work is done properly" said Kubare.
    "We are here today for a site handover to our contractor for him to start work which should be finished by the end of December 2016. This work is worth $646 810 which is being provided by Australian Aid through Unicef. The project objective is to improve water supply and sewer reticulation in this town. As Unicef we carried out a scope of work and we invited contractors to submit tenders which resulted in our engagement of Multiforce Pvt Ltd which will work here starting today.
    "This rehabilitation will involve electrical, mechanical and civil works including repairs, replacement and reconstruction of broken down equipment and infrastructure of water supply and sewerage systems," said Kubare.
    Council Engineer Wesley Kauma said council and consultant engineers from Stewart and Scott identified areas where work should be done.
    He said new sewer lines will be created as well as putting of steel pipes where pipes are exposed outside to avoid vandalism by urban farmers. He also said there will be bulk metering at main water source as well as at the reservoirs and in wards which is aimed at improving water supplies.
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