By HOMELAND MEDIA NEWSROOM
The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has signed a Gulu water supply and sanitation project phase 2 aimed at extending safe and clean water in Gulu City and surrounding areas.
Information obtained from the NWSC, the Managing Director of NWSC Managing Director Eng., Silver Mugisha and Jean-Luc Sion, the country Director of Sogea Satom-Uganda signed the execution contract of Gulu water supply and sanitation project phase 2 that will serve up to 500,000 people once complete.
The signing took place on at NWSC head office at Nakasero Kampala on Monday.The project is co-funded by the World Bank under the Water Management and Development Project (WMDP), KfW under the Integrated Program to Improve the Living Conditions in Gulu (IPILC 1) and the Government of Uganda.
The Gulu project has improved water supply and sewerage services in Gulu City and surrounding areas.
The phase 1 project entailed, the construction of a new intake at Oyitino 2, upgrading and expansion of the existing water treatment plant from a production capacity of 4,000m3/day to 10,000 m3/day, upgrading of the existing water supply and distribution network, upgrading and expansion of the existing wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection system, and construction of a faecal sludge reception and treatment centre.
However, the measures implemented were only for the short-medium term i.e. up to 2025.
National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] is set to start execution of Gulu Water Supply and Sanitation Project Phase 2 (Gulu Phase 2) that will see many areas in Gulu city having clean and safe water.
Accordingly, the Gulu water supply and sanitation project phase 2 will be executed under two works contracts and the Package 1 funded by KfW (under the Integrated Program to Improve the Living Conditions in Gulu and Small Towns En Route in the Victoria Nile Catchment Phase 2, IPILC 2) entails development of 10,000m3 per day water treatment plant at the River Nile at Karuma (including 30,000m3 per day water intake), construction of 5,000m3 reservoir in Gulu and branch off systems to supply six small towns from Karuma to Gulu.
Package 2 will be funded by the World Bank (under the Integrated Water Management and Development Project, IWMDP) entails construction of 70.5 kilometre transmission pipeline from Karuma to Gulu, and the selection of the contractor for Package 1 works (involving construction of a new intake along the River Nile at Karuma, construction of water treatment plant and pumping station.
Construction of new water storage in Gulu and water supply in the town’s en-route to Gulu from Karuma) has been completed, and contract awarded to M/s Sogea Satom, France.
The Homeland Media has learnt that, selection of contractor for Package 2 works (involving construction of Treated Water Transmission Pipeline from Karuma to Gulu) is expected to be awarded in February 2022, and contract signed in March 2022.
Both works contracts will be supervised by Fichtner Water & Transportation GmbH – GOPA Infra GmbH in association with M&E Associates Ltd and Governance Systems International, Germany. The project works are expected to be completed by June 2024.