The President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, inaugurated on 13th December of 2019, the Chitima Village Water Supply System.
The project, which is part of HCB’s Social Responsibility program, is budgeted at about 270 million meticais, of which about 3% came from Jindal’s contribution, and was designed to improve the accessibility and availability of drinking water over a 20-year period.
This system is composed of a water treatment plant with two reservoirs with a capacity of 250 m3 each, a 15 m high tower with a 150 m3 water tank, a distribution system with 10 km of water supply pipelines and 22 km of distribution network, 11 boreholes for water collection, and 35 water fountains by 2020. The system is capable of receiving 2062 household connections and supplying water for up to 20 hours a day, and will cover 100% of the population of Chitima Village in its full expansion phase.
As part of the strategy to guarantee the correct functioning of the system, a technical training of the managing entity will take place. However, the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation and the Water Supply Investment and Assets Fund, the state entities that have the responsibility of managing the system, are properly trained and experienced in the management and maintenance of the system.