The World Bank has given government $50 million for the water resource development project in the country.
The project which aims to provide support to water resources infrastructure in rural communities will see the rehabilitation of 22 dams and the construction of 300 boreholes across the country.
ZANIS reports that Ministry of Mines and water development procurement specialist Anthony Mwila confirmed the development in Solwezi District today.
Mr. Mwila said this during a meeting with North western province permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga at his office today.
He said that the project will also address the small scale water resources infrastructure deficit in rural parts of the country.
Mr Mwila said the tender process for the construction of dams has already started and the building of first two dams this year will start in Manyinga district in north western province and Zimba district in Southern province.
He said the project will implemented over the period of 5 years.
And Mr Malupenga said the project will enhance the quality of life of the people in the province as the majority has no access to clean water.
He said the project will also promote the agriculture sector in the region.