Kenya’s Northern Water Collector Tunnel to Be Launched Soon: Water Minister

22 Feb 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Kenya’s long-delayed $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project will be launched in a matter of weeks, according to Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.Authorities in Murang’a County, from which the water would be sourced, had blocked the project last year due to environmental concerns.“We are doing the best to resolve the issues and it is only a matter of weeks before the President [Uhuru Kenyatta] gives a date for the groundbreaking,” Wamalwa told reporters last week.The Northern Water Collector Tunnel project involves construction of an 11.7-kilometer water diversion tunnel from the Maragua River to Thika Dam, where both raw and filtered water will be transmitted via pipelines up to Kabete, on the outskirts of Nairobi...

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