Funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the project involves six construction packages that directly benefit more than 1.2 million people. The packages include
- Upgrading Lusaka’s bulk water supply infrastructure and bulk distribution network;
- Construction of potable water storage infrastructure and water reticulation networks in high and medium density areas of Lusaka (two packages);
- Construction of water-borne sewage infrastructure in high density areas;
- Upgrading and expansion of the sewage treatment works at Kaunda Square;
- Construction of 30 km of large concrete lined trapezoidal canals for storm water management.
Construction of large civil infrastructure across a busy African city is very challenging, exacerbated by the discovery of innumerable unmapped and often illegal/informal electrical, communications, water and sewer services.
To meet this challenge, Mariswe assembled a 70-strong multinational team in Lusaka including engineers, technicians, planners, quantity surveyors, a contract law specialist, health and safety personnel, an environmental specialist and a social and gender specialist.