The Government of the Republic of Zambia mobilized funds amounting to USS $355 Million from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States of America. The project commenced on 15th November 2013 and is expected to end on 14th December 2018 and is being implemented by the Millennium Account. The project involves improvement of water supply, sanitation and drainage systems in selected townships of Lusaka city. It has the following major components:
Contract Packages 1 and 2 (CP1 and CP2) involving the rehabilitation of Iolanda Water Treatment Plant, Transmission Main, Distribution Centres and the construction of the Primary Backbone Network contracted at the sum of USD45.9Million in December 2015. The contractor has since finished mobilizing on site and commenced the construction works with a contract duration of 24 months.
Contract Package 3 (CP3) involving the Construction and Rehabilitation of Water and Sewer Reticulation in the Kamanga, Mtendere, Kaunda Square and Chelston Areas amounting to USD22.4Million.
Contract Package Four (CP4) amounting to USD10Million was signed on 28th September 2015 with a contract duration of 24 months. It involves rehabilitation and expansion of Kaunda Square Waste Stabilization Ponds. The overall progress of works is at 33%.
Contract Package 5 (CP5) involving the Construction of water distribution network in Ndeke/Vorna Valley, Kwamwena, SOS Village, Chipata and Ng’ombe. This contract is expected to be implemented over a period of 24 months.
Contract Package six (CP6) amounting to USD29.96Million was signed on 6th January 2016 with a contract duration of 24 months. This is a Non-revenue water reduction project targeting 14 Demand Management Areas (DMAs).