Netherlands Funds Building of Dam in Kisii

The Netherlands has released Sh4.5 billion for the construction of Bonyunyu Dam in Kisii County.



The money will be channelled through the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWB) to boost water storage and supply in the region, the chairman of the board, Joe Weya, has said.

He said feasibility studies had been done and that work would start once the land owners are compensated to pave the way for the project.

Mr Weya said the tender would only be advertised after the people have been paid to avoid disputes after the work has started.

“Once the project is completed people will access clean drinking water which will also be used for irrigation,” he said, adding that youths in the region should embrace and participate in its implementation.

Mr Weya, who was speaking Thursday in Siaya town, also disclosed that the board had negotiated with the Korea Plant Association (KPA) for a Sh250 million loan to fund the construction of a massive water infrastructure in Siaya County.

He said KPA had given the board green light for the project and that experts working on the design.  Mr Weya said Siaya project is set to start in the next six months.

“The construction of a water treatment plant at Got Akara from Lake Kanyaboli is meant to increase water supply from the current 5,000-22,000 cubic metres a day,” he said.

He also said the project through the flow of gravity would ensure free and constant flow of water to the four constituencies of the county, thus cushioning the residents from perennial shortage of the commodity due to power outages.

– Business Daily