Northern Water Collector Tunnel Project to Move Forward Despite Opposition

18 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Kenya’s controversial $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel will proceed as planned, despite calls from the political opposition leader to cancel the project, Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) CEO Malaquen Milgo said on October 14th.Milgo also dismissed claims that the project would cause environmental damage and affect river flows.“I would … like to reassure the community in Murang’a and other downstream counties and users that the detailed design for the Northern Collector Water Tunnel Project has considered all findings of the hydrological and ecological studies to ensure that the project shall neither result in low river flows nor divert water during low river flow seasons,” he said...

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