The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) says it has been looking for partners to work with to implement projects that will help reinvigorate services to its customers.
LWSC Managing Director George Ndongwe said this today during a marketing symposium held at Hotel Intercontinental in Lusaka to showcase construction works that will be carried out under the US$355 million Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage project.
The project will be undertaken through the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia (MCA-Zambia) and the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Mr Ndongwe noted that although the population of Lusaka has grown over the years this has not been marched with water supply and sanitation which has lagged behind.
Millennium Challenge Account Zambia Chief Executive Officer Pamela Bwalya said MCC is hoping to bring out more information and understanding of the Project to prospective bidders which should assist in submitting quality bids and delivery of quality works and services.
MCA Zambia has been established under the laws of Zambia as the Accountable Entity to implement the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project, while the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Resident Country Mission will provide oversight and technical assistance in implementation.
Over 1.2 million people in Lusaka are expected to directly benefit from the project.