28th January, 2021, Kiambu County
Today Principal Secretaries from the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC)in conjunction with President’s Delivery Unit and Kiambu County inspected the ongoing construction of Karimenu II Dam Water Supply Project in Gatundu North, Kiambu County.
The project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Water, Sanitatiom and Irrigation through Athi Water Works Development Agency involves construction of a 59 metre high dam, 70 million litres per day water treatment plant, laying of more than 60km of raw and treated water transmission pipelines and the construction of 23.5 million litres and 3 million litres reinforced concrete water storage tanks in Ruiru and Juja respectively.
Once complete the project will have a reservoir capacity of 26,540,000 cubic meters and serve more than one million residents of Juja, Ruiru, Gatundu North and Nairobi.
Currently, river diversion works are complete with the diversion tunnel 100% complete, intake tower is 81% complete, construction of the spillway is at 3% and earthworks for the spillway is 100% complete with base concreting ongoing. Construction of the Water Treatment Plant started in August and is currently 20.5% complete. The overall project is 35% complete and on course to be completed in May 2022.
The team was led by PS Public Works Major Gen Rtd. Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS and accompanied by PS Physical Planning Enosh Momanyi, PS Broadcast and Communication Esther Koimett, CBS, PS Industrialization Dr. Francis Owino, CBS, PS Wildlife Prof. Fred Segor, CBS, PS Agriculture and Crop Production Harry Kimtai, CBS, PS Defence Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, CBS, Deputy Governor Kiambu Dr. Joyce Wanjiku, AWWDA Director Sheila Mutunga, AWWDA CEO Eng. Michael Thuita among others.
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