Close to 100, 000 residents within Bungoma County are set to be connected to safe drinking water.
This is after Bungoma County CECM for Tourism and Natural Resources Mr. Renson Makheti, today received a commencement report of project management for the improvement of water supply system in Chepyuk Ward to Kibabi Complex in Bungoma County by the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA).
The project, which is expected to kick off early April this year entails supervision for the master plan design and construction, Base-line end-line survey, supply of water Quality test Equipment, Intake facility of 6,000m3 per day, 37KM distribution and connection, 3.5KM Raw water main, 4 No Reservoir tanks, 25 water kiosks and 10,000 Water meters.
Mr. Makheti thanked the Korean Government and promised to support the program to ensure smooth running.
“Bungoma County is yet to meet the SDG on water and this project will really help us,” said Mr. Makheti while in his office.
“We want to welcome you here again as you start KOICA Phase Two.”
The mega roject is fully funded by the Korean Government with an aim of achieving stable supply of safe drinking water to the residents of Bungoma County.
It’s not clear how much the project will cost the sponsors.
Most parts of Bungoma County have been hit by constant shortage of water supply with farmers and school going children trekking for long distances in search of the commodity which has contributed to poverty level.