A one million United States dollar project to improve water and sanitation at Mwami border has started.
The project, which includes the construction of ablution blocks and various water sources, will be run by Eastern Water and Sewerage Company and Central Region Water Board of Malawi.
Eastern Water and Sewerage Company spokesperson, Henry Kashoki told Breeze News that the project has been funded by CRIDF, Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility from the United Kingdom.
Mr. Kashoki says that out of one million dollars, Eastern Water and Sewerage Company has been given 600 thousand dollars because the company will do a similar project at Chanida Border while Central Region Water Board of Malawi has been given 400 thousand dollars.
Mr. Kashoki says feasibility studies for the project have already been completed adding that the Zambian government will select the contractor.
And Central Region Water Board of Malawi project manager John Makwanda says he is excited to work in collaboration with Eastern Water and Sewerage Company to improve sanitation at the border.
Mr. Makwanda says the project which is expected to be completed by March next year will attract investment because currently the border has been operating without public toilets and water supply.
The duo was speaking at Mwami border when they toured the area where water tanks, boreholes and an ablution block will be constructed.