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Works to upgrade Mpazi water drainage channel on track

By IGIHE
On 13 August 2021 at 09:50

Mérard Mpabwanamaguru, the vice mayor in charge of urbanization and infrastructure in the City of Kigali has revealed that activities to renovate Mpazi water drainage channel are underway to control disasters occasioned by floods in surrounding areas.

He made the revelation yesterday during an interview with Radio Rwanda.

“Activities to expand Mpazi drainage channel are on course. We started with a robust bridge over River Nyabugogo where water from the drainage pours because it is recommended to start from the lower course while building a drainage channel lest water pressure destroys infrastructures during construction,” he said.

The drainage collects waste and rainwater from homes in the sectors of Nyamirambo, Gitega and Kimisagara all in Nyarugenge, towards River Nyabugogo.

The drainage channel that had lacked sustainable management of water from the sectors surrounding the drainage would be clogged by too much water during heavy rains, hence destroying several properties including homes, merchandises among others in its surroundings.

Under the project design, it is expected that Mpazi drainage channel will be expanded while two major bridges are widened to enable direct flow of drainage water into River Nyabugogo. The project is expected to cost Rwf 7.9 billion.

Apart from Mpazi, Kigali city also plans to upgrade 40 drainage channels from Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge districts at cost of Rwf 30 billion.

Mpazi drainage channel has been destroying several properties including homes during heavy rains.

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