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Bulawayo’s perennial water shortages set to ease

Bulawayo’s perennial water shortages could soon be a thing of the past amid revelations that the much anticipated Gwayi Shangani pipeline water project will be completed before 2023, reports.

The project has since begun in earnest after the signing of a US$50 million contract with Flowtite South Africa to supply the glass fibre reinforced pipes needed for the pipeline last month.

Lake Gwayi-Shangani and the pipeline are a major Govt priority with the pipeline not just expected to benefit Byo, but communities along the route in Mat North province.

The government has also increased the number of contractors that will lay the 245-kilometer pipeline from Lake Gwayi-Shangani to Bulawayo to 11, to ensure water is pumped to the city by the end of this year.

Each contractor has been given at least 21km to work on.

The construction of the lake itself is expected to be completed this year, with the facility already holding some water from recent rains.

Sunday News


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