CONTRACTOR COMMITS TO THE MARCH 2021 DAM CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION DEADLINE

CONTRACTOR COMMITS TO THE MARCH 2021 DAM CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION DEADLINE

Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Hon Daniel Chemno has said construction of Kipkaren water dam, which will help secure the year-round water supply for Eldoret town, though underway, is behind schedule.

The project dubbed ‘Kipkarren Dam Water Supply project’ constructed in Kapseret Constituency in Uasin Gishu County had earlier on faced some obstacles but has since been resolved.

It is being funded by the National Government in conjunction with the African Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the Rift Valley Water Works Agency. The Kshs 1.3 billion projects is scheduled for completion in March 2021.

Upon completion, the water supply facility will inject an additional 23,000 cubic meters of water daily, benefiting about 50,000 residents within Eldoret town and its environs. 90% of the beneficiaries will come from Langas ward while 60% and 70% of residents in Kapseret and Kipkenyo Wards will access the water supplied from the dam.

Chemno was speaking on Wednesday when he hosted Cabinet Secretaries Cecily Kariuki and Eugene Wamalwa, CS for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, and CS for Devolution, respectively, who are on projects inspection tour of the North Rift region.

The contractor was compelled to commit to the stipulated timeline for the completion of the project.

Water and Sanitation Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu, Acting CEC for Water and Environment Eng. Nelson Maritim, CO for Water Simion Kemei, Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency CEO Eng. Hosea Wendot were among government and County officials present.

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