|Project: Management contract aimed at improving the supply of affordable, sustainable and reliable drinking water to the cities Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is a cooperation between the local drinking water companies, Vitens Evides International, WML, DHV and Simavi.
|Duration: 2009 – 2013
|Population: 1.5 million people
|Budget: € 3.85 million
During four years, Vitens Evides International will be working together with the local drinking water companies of the capital city Lilongwe and Blantyre, which are the largest cities in Malawi. The purpose is to improve the supply of affordable, sustainable and reliable drinking water to these cities’ approx. 1.5 million inhabitants. The project also involves the expansion of the drinking water supply to 700,000 people in the poorer areas of the cities. The contract involving € 3.85 million will be financed by the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
In Malawi Vitens Evides International is working closely together with the Dutch water company WML, advice and engineering consultants DHV and the international health organisation Simavi. Each of the partners have their own specific focus. Vitens Evides International and WML will support the water companies with regard to organisation, finance, planning, water loss control, network modelling, customer administration, management and maintenance and energy-savings. By improving both the technical situation of the water treatment and distribution network, together with the management of the company, the local water companies will able to provide more people of good and save drinking water.