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HARARE, The Zimbabwe government will soon start rehabilitating water and sewerage reticulation infrastructure in Harare after accessing a grant from the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund (Zim-Fund).

Zim-Fund was created in 2010 by a group of donors to contribute to early recovery and development efforts in Zimbabwe by mobilizing donor resources and promoting donor co-ordination. The fund is administered by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Water and sanitation infrastructure in most towns and cities in the country has aged and local authorities have been failing to generate adequate funding to bankroll critical repair and rehabilitation works. The situation has sparked the outbreak of water borne diseases because of a lack of clean drinking water.

"The Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe has received a grant from the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund administered by the African Development Bank to finance the urgent water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project phase 2," it said in a procurement notice.

"The works will include the supply and installation of water and sewer pipes, associated valves and manhole covers and related works in Harare."

However, the project cost was not disclosed. Through the project, the Harare sewerage system, the city's water distribution network and water pumping mains will be revamped.

The water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project was designed to improve the health and social well-being of the residents of the beneficiary cities, through the provision of adequate water supply and sanitation services.

The thematic scope of the Zim-Fund initially focuses on infrastructure investments in water and sanitation, as well as in energy. Zim-Fund is supported by Britain, Germany, Sweden, Norway,

Switzerland, Denmark and Australia.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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