Kafue Bulk Water Supply Project Phase I (US$150 Million)

The Government of the Republic of Zambia mobilized funds amounting to US$150 Million from the Exim Bank of China for the implementation of phase I of the Kafue Bulk Water Supply Project. This is a Contractor Procurement Construction (EPC) Contract where the contractor secures financing, design, build and hand over to the client. The project involves the construction of an intake structure, treatment plant, booster station and transmission lines to deliver a total of 50,000m3/day of water into the existing Stuart Park storage facilities in Lusaka. The contractor started execution of the civil works at the Iolanda Intake on Kafue River in October 2016. The project will be implemented over a period of two years up to April 2018 and is expected to improve the water supply in Lusaka.