Construction of the much awaited Kidunda Dam in Morogoro Region Tanzania will take off in July 2018. The dam, which is aimed at improving water supply in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions is dependent on the materialisation of ongoing funding negotiations between the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
DAWASA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Romanus Mwang’ingo, said the authority was in talks with NSSF to seal a deal. Terms of the deal will have DAWASA finance the US $215m project.
DAWASA has already paid US $3.15m as compensation. The funds will benefit over 2,000 residents in eight villages in Morogoro Rural District. They will also serve as a means to pave the way for construction of Kidunda Dam.
DAWASA is currently undertaking water projects amounting to US $32.93m, of which upon completion will see over 500,000 residents of Dar es Salaam and Coast regions gain access to water services.